an attractive woman in a bathing suit, especially an entrant in a beauty contest.
an attractive girl in a swimming costume Also called (old-fashioned) bathing belle
- Bathing cap
a tight-fitting elastic cap, usually of rubber, worn to keep the hair dry while swimming and bathing. Historical Examples Amy made a face at him, settled her bathing cap more firmly, and looked at Jessie. The Campfire Girls on Station Island Margaret Penrose The women have to wear a sort of bathing cap over their […]
- Bathing machine
a small bathhouse on wheels formerly used as a dressing room and in which bathers could also be transported from the beach to the water. Historical Examples I’ve had a summer of the British seaside, the bathing machine and the German band. The Letters of Henry James (volume I) Henry James There is some question […]
- Bathing suit
a garment worn for swimming. Contemporary Examples I guess it was a bathing suit because it was a bright color. My Friend Justin Feldman Martin London September 27, 2011 Feeling no need to expose her child to this bimbo in a bathing suit, Julie had banned them from her household. Confessions of a Barbie Freak […]
- Bathing trunk nevus
bathing trunk nevus bathing trunk nevus bath·ing trunk nevus (bā’ðĭng) n. A congenital nevus that is large, hairy, and pigmented and that usually occurs on the lower trunk of the body. Also called tierfellnaevus.