Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See washcloth.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A flannel for washing the face.

Etymologies

face +‎ cloth. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Jan had lunch with some friends in Brighton to fortify herself for her visit to the Priory, a private group of hospitals specialising in mental health care, where visiting hours started at two P.M. The friends suggested that Henry would need toiletries, such as a toothbrush, toothpaste, a facecloth, shower gel, and deodorant.

    Henry’s Demons

  • He tossed the sopping, warm facecloth in the corner by the shower of the hotel bathroom.

    Worth a Thousand Words

  • Drench a terry facecloth in the icy water, lay it across your face, and hold it firmly in place for one minute.

    Best in Beauty

  • Drench a terry facecloth in the aromatic water and press it firmly onto your face.

    Best in Beauty

  • We heated water in pots on an oil stove, poured it into a bucket, grabbed a facecloth and towel, and washed in the privacy of our rooms.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: All in the Family

  • Itsuo Inouye/Associated Press SEAL PERFORMS: Holding a sake bottle in a basin, with a facecloth on his head, a seal performed at Hakone-en Aquarium in Hakone, Japan, Tuesday.

    Today's Photos: March 17

  • I had a little green terrycloth facecloth and a fresh diaper.

    The suppository story « knitnut.net

  • “When I got there and met with him, I was beside myself — the only thing keeping his face together was a facecloth.”

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Regulating Dangerous Dogs:

  • In the absence of a Mimi of my own, I really like a cold, damp facecloth folded up and placed on my forehead.

    Everyone needs a Mimi | A Slice of My Life

  • In fact, a damp facecloth with a flexible ice pack in it is even better.

    Everyone needs a Mimi | A Slice of My Life

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