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jack towel

noun
  1. a long towel with the ends sewed together, for hanging on a roller.
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Origin of jack towel

First recorded in 1810–20
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Examples from the Web for jack towel

Historical Examples

  • 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.

  • “Right Bob,” replied his father, rising from his knees and throwing the jack-towel at him.

    The Iron Horse

    R.M. Ballantyne


British Dictionary definitions for jack towel

jack towel

noun
  1. another name for roller towel
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