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roller towel

a long towel sewed together at the ends and hung on a roller.
Origin of roller towel
First recorded in 1835-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • One roller towel, however, was all the convenience for personal washing or for wiping pots.

  • From there he leaped to the top of the roller towel, but horrors!

  • In the oldtime washroom a roller towel gave satisfaction to travelers less particular than those of the present day.

  • The roller towel is a menace to health and should be forbidden in every part of the country.

    Woman William J. Robinson
  • I know one young man and two young women whose total blindness is the result of infection from the use of a roller towel.

  • Bob, his face buried in the roller towel, lost his temper at this point.

    Betty Gordon in Washington Alice B. Emerson
  • Let him remit $5 to the roller towel House, and if this should prove a success he may assist other hotels in the same manner.

    Cordwood Edgar Wilson (Bill) Nye
  • (gives the roller towel a pull) Wish I'd thought of that sooner.

    Plays Susan Glaspell
  • She just had time hurriedly to dry her hands on the roller towel when they appeared.

  • Above it hung a roller towel which looked a little the worse for wear.

    The Prairie Wife Arthur Stringer
British Dictionary definitions for roller towel

roller towel

a towel with the two ends sewn together, hung on a roller
a continuous towel wound inside a roller enabling a clean section to be pulled out when required
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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