Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A box of the lowest tier in a theater.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A box in a theater on the same level as the stalls. Sometimes written baignoir.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The shape recalls a baignoire , or bath—a form Cartier has featured for decades—and implies a sense of indulgence and delicacy also reflected in the name.

    Time for Something Special

  • And, most relevant to today, he was subject to what the French called “la baignoire,” the bathtub – and what the U.S. government, perhaps wishing to evoke a summer day at an amusement park with the family, calls waterboarding.

    Your Right Hand Thief

  • Assez grande quand meme avec une mini baignoire et un lavabo et assez d'espace pour bouger.

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

  • On raising the latch and crossing the threshold, one experienced precisely the same impression as when one enters at the theatre into a grated baignoire, before the grating is lowered and the chandelier is lighted.

    Les Miserables

  • Partout voiture, canapé, assiette, baignoire (la frayeur de ma vie) ...

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

  • Terms & Expressions: une baignoire sabot = short tub for taking baths "assis" (seated) voir venir quelqu'un avec ses gros sabots = "to see someone coming" -- to see someone's true intentions

    French Word-A-Day:

  • Terms & Expressions: une baignoire sabot = short tub for taking baths "assis" (seated) voir venir quelqu'un avec ses gros sabots = "to see someone coming" -- to see someone's true intentions in mother-in-law | Permalink

    French Word-A-Day:

  • Au bout de quelques minutes ca fini par revenir alors je me tiens a la baignoire pour me soulever, ma mere m'aide a retourner a ma chambre.

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

  • When I asked him to describe her he said you had her tucked away in a baignoire and he hadn't actually seen her; but he saw the tail of her cloak, and somehow knew from that that she was pretty.

    The Reef; a novel

  • At the theatre her vivacity sank into a breathless hush, and she sat intent in her corner of their baignoire, with the gaze of a neophyte about to be initiated into the sacred mysteries.

    The Reef; a novel

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