Definition of Rubdown

1. Noun. The act of rubbing down, usually for relaxation or medicinal purposes.

Generic synonyms: Massage
Derivative terms: Rub Down, Rub Down



Definition of Rubdown

1. Noun. A quick, energetic massage ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rubdown

1. a brisk rubbing of the body [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Rubdown

rubbishy
rubbit
rubble
rubbled
rubbles
rubblestone
rubblework
rubblier
rubbliest
rubbling
rubbly
rubboard
rubboards
rubby
rubby-dub
rubdown (current term)
rubdowns
rube
rubeanic acid
rubedinous
rubedo
rubefacience
rubefacient
rubefacients
rubefaction
rubefactions
rubefied
rubefies
rubefy
rubefying

Literary usage of Rubdown

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Baby's First Two Years by Richard Mason Smith, Rosalind Huidekoper Greene (1915)
"In cold weather this rubdown should be given by an open fire. Both bath and rubdown may, of course, be omitted if the baby is tired, or the room is chilly. ..."

2. Keeping in Condition: A Handbook on Training for Older Boys by Harry Hascall Moore (1915)
"A rubdown of this kind assists the system to throw off the fatigue poisons ... After unusual muscular work and the rubdown, a long period of sleep should ..."

3. Athletes All: Training, Organization, and Play by Walter Camp (1919)
"Every boy's day should begin with a cold bath and rubdown, the careful brushing and cleaning of ... As soon as the boy finishes his rubdown in the morning, ..."

4. The Woodlanders: A Novel by Thomas Hardy (1896)
"... then athwart to here, and from here we go to rubdown and Mill- shot, and then round by the cross-roads home. Home says I, but it won't be that long! ..."

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