jack towel

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

Origin of jack towel

First recorded in 1810–20

Words Nearby jack towel

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How to use jack towel in a sentence

  • Here's a sink, with the water laid on, Sir, and a clean jack towel behind the door.'

    The Pickwick Papers | Charles Dickens
  • “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.

  • The plate, knife, and fork were washed in the wash-hand basin and wiped with the office jack-towel.

    More Pages from a Journal | Mark Rutherford
  • Paul nodded, and went off to the sink and the jack-towel, wondering a little.

    Despair's Last Journey | David Christie Murray

British Dictionary definitions for jack towel

jack towel

  1. another name for roller towel

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