- a long towel with the ends sewed together, for hanging on a roller.
Origin of jack towel
First recorded in 1810–20
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Examples from the Web for jack towel
Paul nodded, and went off to the sink and the jack-towel, wondering a little.Despair's Last Journey
David Christie Murray
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
A cake of yellow soap and a jack-towel were provided, and taking off my jacket and waistcoat, I enjoyed a thoroughly good wash.Chatterbox, 1905.
“Right Bob,” replied his father, rising from his knees and throwing the jack-towel at him.The Iron Horse
- another name for roller towel
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