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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for roller towel

Historical Examples of roller towel

  • In fact, she had laughed derisively behind the roller-towel.

    Dimbie and I--and Amelia

    Mabel Barnes-Grundy

  • Louise found him at the roller-towel, after his emblematic ablutions.

  • Wife's at the roller-towel now, and she 'll be here in a minute.

    Sonny, A Christmas Guest

    Ruth McEnery Stuart

  • Jim was wiping his hands on the roller-towel behind the door.

    An Alabaster Box

    Mary E. Wilkins Freeman and Florence Morse Kingsley

  • She had finished mixing the bread, and had washed her hands and was wiping them on the roller-towel in the kitchen.

    The Shoulders of Atlas

    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
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