sweat lodgesweat lodge
a dome-shaped tent constructed by Indian peoples of the Great Plains and W North America, used for ritual cleansing and purification by means of steam produced by pouring water over hot stones
Any of various permanent or portable structures typically heated by fire or by pouring water over hot stones and used by certain Native American peoples to induce sweating, as for medicinal, spiritual, or social purposes. Also called sweathouse .
(plural sweat lodges)