jack towel

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noun

a long towel with the ends sewed together, for hanging on a roller.

Nearby words

  1. jack salmon,
  2. jack shit,
  3. jack staff,
  4. jack tar,
  5. jack the ripper,
  6. jack truss,
  7. jack up,
  8. jack-a-dandy,
  9. jack-by-the-hedge,
  10. jack-go-to-bed-at-noon

Origin of jack towel

First recorded in 1810–20

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Examples from the Web for jack towel

  • Sir, do I look like a man who would wear a fez with a jack-towel twisted round it?

    Yussuf the Guide|George Manville Fenn
  • Paul nodded, and went off to the sink and the jack-towel, wondering a little.

    Despair's Last Journey|David Christie Murray
  • “Right Bob,” replied his father, rising from his knees and throwing the jack-towel at him.

    The Iron Horse|R.M. Ballantyne
  • A cake of yellow soap and a jack-towel were provided, and taking off my jacket and waistcoat, I enjoyed a thoroughly good wash.



British Dictionary definitions for jack towel

jack towel

noun

another name for roller towel
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