Definitions

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  • n. An absorbent cotton fabric typically used for towels and bathrobes; toweling.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a pile fabric (usually cotton) with uncut loops on both sides; used to make bath towels and bath robes

Etymologies

terry (unknown origin) + cloth (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Several projects could be used to re-use even very small pieces of stach quilting cotton, and other recycled materials, such as terrycloth toweling or felted wool, are specifically called for in the instructions.

    Crafty Green Book Review: Pretty Little Potholders

  • Until this year, she'd been as thin as I was, but she was filling out and her breasts swelled up from the loose neck of the terrycloth.

    Sam In Paradise

  • Unwrap it from the plastic and wrap in a clean cotton cloth (not terrycloth) towel.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • I run a towel over it, smell the towel, feel the terrycloth bumps, see the fibers that make it up, each one serving a purpose I have imposed upon them.

    Now or Something Very Similar

  • At the spa in the Grand Hotel, guests enjoy saunas, steam baths, hot and cold pools, massages and beauty treatments, padding softly down the hotel's carpeted hallways in white terrycloth slippers and bathrobes from their rooms to the spa facilities downstairs.

    Where Health Springs Eternal

  • Some of us embraced the routine a little too much and the robe/slipper fashion statement became a permanent fixture at team meals and could frequently be seen sashaying up and down the halls as only a one-size-fits-all terrycloth robe can.

    On the blueline: One game to go, vs. Canada, gold at stake

  • His most famous experiment showed that baby rhesus monkeys, raised alone or with same-age peers, preferred a foodless but fuzzy terrycloth surrogate “mother” over a wire-mesh version that freely dispensed meals.

    The Science of Success

  • Turn onto a cornmeal-dusted non-terrycloth dishtowel, seam side down.

    Big Girls, Small Kitchen: Resolved to Bake Bread

  • Dump the dough out onto a floured, non-terrycloth dishtowel.

    Big Girls, Small Kitchen: Resolved to Bake Bread

  • She was wearing a thick white terrycloth robe and pulling a large light blue comb through her straight, wet hair.

    Famous

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