swimming pool


a tank or large artificial basin, as of concrete, for filling with water for swimming.

Origin of swimming pool

First recorded in 1895–1900
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Related Words for swimming pool

pool, natatorium

Examples from the Web for swimming pool

Contemporary Examples of swimming pool

Historical Examples of swimming pool

  • Farrar had seen him once stripped in a swimming-pool and been stirred to wonder.

    Steve Yeager

    William MacLeod Raine

  • She turned and went back to the house, leaving Audrey by the swimming-pool.

    Dangerous Days

    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • He was the swimmer Babs had pointed out in the swimming-pool.

    Operation: Outer Space

    William Fitzgerald Jenkins

  • He had noticed several men in the swimming-pool with tiny Greek letters branded on their chests or thighs.

    The Plastic Age

    Percy Marks

  • Still chewing on it, he strolled pensively down towards the swimming-pool.

    Crome Yellow

    Aldous Huxley

British Dictionary definitions for swimming pool

swimming pool


an artificial pool for swimming
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