from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A shower: After a shower bath you will feel refreshed.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a bath in which water is showered from above, and sometimes from the sides also.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. booth for washing yourself, usually in a bathroom
- n. washing yourself by standing upright under water sprayed from a nozzle
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But he yearned for the cold shower bath he had been accustomed to take under the jet of the wash-deck pump; his skin seemed to creep when he stopped to consider it, and it was a ghoulish business to make shift with washing glove and soap, wetting a few inches at a time.
In Salem he called upon a wealthy young lady by the name of Silsby, who had the eyes of a gazelle, but “when I mentioned subscription it seemed to fall on her ears, not as the cadence of the wood thrush, or of the mocking bird does on mine, but as a shower bath in cold January.”
One of the many speculation builders who frequented the Campanian coast had put it up during the course of the winter three years before, and Clitumna had bought it the moment she discovered the builder had a genius for plumbing, and had installed a shower bath as well as a proper bathing tub.