the loop formed by the pile of a fabric when left uncut.
Also called terry cloth . a pile fabric, usually of cotton, with loops on both sides, as in a Turkish towel.
made of such a fabric: a terry bathrobe.
having the pile loops uncut: terry velvet.
Other definitions for Terry (2 of 2)
Bill William Harold Terry, 1898–1989, U.S. baseball player and manager: Baseball Hall of Fame 1954.
Clark, 1920–2015, U.S. jazz trumpet and flugelhorn player and singer.
Dame Ellen Alice Ellen Terry, 1847–1928, English actress, the leading Shakespearean and comic stage actress of her time.
Megan Marguerite Duffy, 1932–2023, U.S. playwright noted for her contributions to avant-garde theater in the 1960s.
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How to use terry in a sentence
The three Miss Terries were there, but no Annie; which was a great disappointment to me.Jane Austen, Her Life and Letters | William Austen-Leigh and Richard Arthur Austen-Leigh
Which is just about what happened when the Terries set out to rediscover the colonies, after all.The Lost Kafoozalum | Pauline Ashwell
British Dictionary definitions for terry (1 of 2)
an uncut loop in the pile of towelling or a similar fabric
a fabric with such a pile on both sides
(as modifier): a terry towel
British Dictionary definitions for Terry (2 of 2)
Dame Ellen. 1847–1928, British actress, noted for her Shakespearean roles opposite Sir Henry Irving and for her correspondence with George Bernard Shaw
(John) Quinlan (ˈkwɪnlən). born 1937, British architect, noted for his works in neoclassical style, such as the Richmond riverside project (1984)
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