a structure, as at the seaside, containing dressing rooms for bathers.
a building for bathing, sometimes equipped with swimming pools, medical baths, etc.
Contemporary Examples

There have been at least 50 cases similar to the bathhouse raid in the last 18 months, human-rights groups estimate.
Sisi Is Persecuting, Prosecuting, and Publicly Shaming Egypt’s Gays Bel Trew December 29, 2014

Historical Examples

Released at last from the dressing station, Wakeman and five or six others were taken to the bathhouse.
Our Casualty And Other Stories James Owen Hannay, AKA George A. Birmingham

This also was one of the gay places in Pompeii, for it was a bathhouse.
Buried Cities: Pompeii, Olympia, Mycenae Jennie Hall

Arrived (p. 065) at the bathhouse, it was discovered that the showers would accommodate eight at one time.
The Delta of the Triple Elevens William Elmer Bachman

From here we wandered back and I found a public playground and bathhouse by the water’s edge.
One Way Out William Carleton

Some of the people bought, and some went laughing by and entered the bathhouse.
Buried Cities: Pompeii, Olympia, Mycenae Jennie Hall

He proceeds to the bathhouse to take his ablution, and thence to the synagogue, leaving the tailor all the while in his pocket.
The History of Yiddish Literature in the Nineteenth Century Leo Wiener

There is a bathhouse close by where people afflicted with rheumatism dip in these medicinal waters and are made whole again.
With the Judans in the Palestine Campaign J. H. (John Henry) Patterson

And as they walked toward the entrance they passed little shops built into the walls of the bathhouse.
Buried Cities: Pompeii, Olympia, Mycenae Jennie Hall

The whole world was turned into one big, rough towel which smelt of the bathhouse.
The Lady With The Dog and Other Stories Anton Chekhov

a building containing baths, esp for public use


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