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Difference between baththub and shower bath Options
Koh Elaine
Posted: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 4:30:35 AM
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What is the difference between "a bathtub" and "a shower bath"?

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Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 4:45:19 AM

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Bathtub:




Shower:




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Sarrriesfan
Posted: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 7:55:24 AM

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In British English it's a modern term to describe a hybrid product that has both some of the features of a bath and a shower unit.

There are some in this online page.

https://www.victorianplumbing.co.uk/baths/shower-baths?Sort=BS&pgno=1&psize=33&filtSeq=&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIo4-Oruf73QIVQuh3Ch1Y5AcDEAAYASAAEgKFPfD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

The bath tub swells outwards at one end to give a person that is showering more space to move around in.

Although it's in use in the plumbing trade I don't know if it's in dictionaries yet, and our American friends might have a different usage.

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NeuroticHellFem
Posted: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 11:19:29 AM

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In Australia, we mostly speak British English. I agree with Sarrriesfan that a shower bath is a hybrid product.

I'd have a bath in the bath (or bathtub).





I'd have a shower in the shower.





Or, I might have a bath or shower in the shower bath. I'd only use the term shower bath if I were talking to a plumber or interior designer. In conversation, I'd just say I was going to have a bath/shower.





This bathroom has a bath & shower, but it's not called a shower bath.




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