Meaning of powdering tub in English:

powdering tub

Pronunciation /ˈpaʊd(ə)rɪŋ ˌtʌb/

noun

historical
  • A tub in which meat, fish, etc., is salted and pickled.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in John Palsgrave (d. 1554), teacher and scholar of languages. From powdering + tub.