A cabana is a small, sometimes portable changing room near a swimming pool or beach. You may put your bikini on in a cabana before diving into the cold ocean water.

A traditional cabana is a tent that can be moved from one spot to another on the beach. It's a mobile dressing room, where swimmers can dry off and put their clothes on. You can use the word cabana to describe any poolside changing room or building — it comes from the Spanish cabaña, with its Late Latin root capana, "hut" or "cabin."

Definitions of cabana

n a small tent used as a dressing room beside the sea or a swimming pool

Type of:
collapsible shelter, tent
a portable shelter (usually of canvas stretched over supporting poles and fastened to the ground with ropes and pegs)

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