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    What is the word for this vessel that is used to pour water while taking a bath?

    In each of these pictures you can see a plastic bucket and a vessel inside it. They are part of washrooms especially in the Asian subcontinent and probably in the Middle Eastern countries as well. They are kept under the faucet and filled up with water. The vessel in the bucket is used to pour water on the body while taking a bath. The bucket is called "Balti" in Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, Hindko and Pashto. The vessel is called "Dollchi" in Urdu and Hindko. Kindly tell me the word for it in English. Regards, Aamir the Global Citizen
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    Re: What is the word for this vessel that is used to pour water while taking a bath?

    If I saw one in my hotel room and didn't know what to call it, I'd call it a pitcher or a little bucket. If I was familiar with it and was talking to someone who also knew about them, I'd use its local name.
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    Re: What is the word for this vessel that is used to pour water while taking a bath?

    A bucket with a spout or lip is called a pitcher whereas those without it is just called a bucket.
    I think a pitcher is used for easy pouring of small quantities of liquid like drinks. The Asian way of bathing usually uses a small bucket scooping water from a trough.The narrow spout serves no purpose in bathing.
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    Re: What is the word for this vessel that is used to pour water while taking a bath?

    It's a jug. I have often used a bucket and jug to bathe when travelling in India.
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    Re: What is the word for this vessel that is used to pour water while taking a bath?

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    A bucket with a spout or lip is called a pitcher whereas those without it is just called a bucket.
    Both are buckets in BrE.

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    Re: What is the word for this vessel that is used to pour water while taking a bath?

    In those AmE dialects that use the word, a jug is a large bottle with a narrow neck and a stopper. The term "jug wine" refers to cheap wine sold in three-liter or one-gallon bottles.
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    Re: What is the word for this vessel that is used to pour water while taking a bath?

    This is a plastic jug (BrE) like the ones in the OP's pictures. https://uk.images.search.yahoo.com/s...g&action=click
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    Re: What is the word for this vessel that is used to pour water while taking a bath?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    This is a plastic jug (BrE) like the ones in the OP's pictures. https://uk.images.search.yahoo.com/s...g&action=click
    This is the second time, I have come across this abbreviation "OP". What does it stand for? Is it "Original Post"? If it is, then why is it written in capital letters?

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    Re: What is the word for this vessel that is used to pour water while taking a bath?

    OP is the abbreviation of 'original post' or 'original poster'.

    Such initialisms are capitalised for the sake of clarity and to distinguish them from actual words which exist in lower case letters. The word op existed as a short form of operation long before online message boards were thought of.

    Also, ID is the abbreviation for 'identification'. The word id has a completely unrelated meaning.

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