Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A bathtub shaped like a chair in which one bathes in a sitting position, immersing only the hips and buttocks.
  • noun A bath taken in such a tub especially for therapeutic reasons.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as hip-bath.
  • noun A tub of wood, metal, etc., adapted for such a bath.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • A tub in which one bathes in a sitting posture; also, a bath so taken; a hip bath.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A hydrotherapeutic bath taken in a sitting position.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a bathtub in which your buttocks and hips are immersed as if you were sitting in a chair and you bathe in a sitting position

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Partial translation of German Sitzbad : Sitz, act of sitting (from sitzen, to sit, from Middle High German, from Old High German sizzen; see sed- in Indo-European roots) + Bad, bath.]

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