tub

tub
n. & v.
—n.
1 an open flat-bottomed usu. round container for various purposes.
2 a tub-shaped (usu. plastic) carton.
3 the amount a tub will hold.
4 colloq. a bath.
5 a colloq. a clumsy slow boat. b a stout roomy boat for rowing practice.
6 (in mining) a container for conveying ore, coal, etc.
—v. (tubbed, tubbing)
1 tr. & intr. plant, bathe, or wash in a tub.
2 tr. enclose in a tub.
3 tr. line (a mine-shaft) with a wooden or iron casing.
Phrases and idioms:
tub chair a chair with solid arms continuous with a usu. semicircular back. tub-thumper colloq. a ranting preacher or orator. tub-thumping colloq. ranting oratory.
Derivatives:
tubbable adj. tubbish adj. tubful n. (pl. -fuls).
Etymology: ME, prob. of LG or Du. orig.: cf. MLG, MDu. tubbe

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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