Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One of the uncut loops that form the pile of a fabric.
  • noun A pile fabric, usually woven of cotton, with uncut loops on one or both sides, used for bath towels and robes.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A textile fabric of wool or silk, woven like velvet, but with the loops uncut.
  • noun In rope-making, an open reel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A kind of heavy colored fabric, either all silk, or silk and worsted, or silk and cotton, often called terry velvet, used for upholstery and trimmings.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A type of coarse cotton fabric covered in many small raised loops that is used to make towels, bathrobes and some types of nappy/diaper.

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

  • noun English actress (1847-1928)
  • noun a pile fabric (usually cotton) with uncut loops on both sides; used to make bath towels and bath robes

Etymologies

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

[Origin unknown.]

Examples

  • Inside, between layers of bubble wrap and a profusion of styrofoam peanuts, was a small object wrapped in terry cloth.

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  • I've ridden many times since never again, however, bareback and never again in short terry-cloth shorts, and had a great many adventures, but I've never again captured that exact feeling, that feeling of tossing yourself like a leaf into the wind to be flung and spun about, knowing that however hard you land it will feel like a flutter.

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  • I've ridden many times since never again, however, bareback and never again in short terry-cloth shorts, and had a great many adventures, but I've never again captured that exact feeling, that feeling of tossing yourself like a leaf into the wind to be flung and spun about, knowing that however hard you land it will feel like a flutter.

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