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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. 2018.
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  • From there he leaped to the top of the roller towel, but horrors!

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


    William J. Robinson
  • She wiped her hands on the roller towel and turned to Henrietta a somber face.

    In Pawn Ellis Parker Butler
  • Bob, his face buried in the roller towel, lost his temper at this point.

    Betty Gordon in Washington Alice B. Emerson
  • (gives the roller towel a pull) Wish I'd thought of that sooner.

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

    The Prairie Wife Arthur Stringer
  • She just had time hurriedly to dry her hands on the roller towel when they appeared.

  • One roller towel, however, was all the convenience for personal washing or for wiping pots.

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

  • She caught hold of a fold of the roller towel, and turned her beautiful, dripping face to her mother as she did so.

    The Portion of Labor Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
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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