verb (used with object), tow·eled, tow·el·ing or (especially British) tow·elled, tow·el·ling.
- towaway zone,
- towel rack,
- towel rail,
Origin of towel
Examples from the Web for towel
“They would bend my head back, put a towel over my face and pour water over the towel,” Harrison was quoted as saying.The Luxury Homes That Torture and Your Tax Dollars Built|Michael Daly|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Inside the bag, a second body was naked, wrapped in a towel, and almost decapitated.Hong Kong’s High-Flying British Psycho Killer Suspect|Nico Hines, Tom Sykes|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The cyclist had turned the heads of the women in the dorm on his way back from the showers, wearing just a towel.
A naked dancer held a towel around his waist as he slicks back his hair in the ladies toilets.
“You are always guaranteed to see Ernesto whip off his towel in the name of performance art,” Milazzo said.
He not only bore the basin of warm water but a towel as well.The Banner Boy Scouts Snowbound|George A. Warren
He brought a towel back with him and staunched the flow of blood from the leg with a clumsily fashioned bandage.Across the Mesa|Jarvis Hall
Noel had got brown-paper boots too, and a Turkish towel cloak.The Wouldbegoods|E. Nesbit
The towel may hang over the extending end of the cleat, and you can make a small bark dish for the soap.On the Trail|Lina Beard and Adelia Belle Beard
On his head was something resembling a Turkish towel twisted into a large knot.Hour of Enchantment|Roy J. Snell
verb -els, -elling or -elled or US -els, -eling or -eled (tr)
Word Origin for towel
late 13c., from Old French toaille (12c.), from Frankish *thwahlja, from Proto-Germanic *thwakhlijon (cf. Old Saxon thwahila, Middle Dutch dwale "towel," Dutch dwaal "altar cloth," Old High German dwehila "towel," German dialectal Zwehle "napkin"); related to German zwagen, Old English þwean "to wash." Spanish toalla, Italian tovaglia are Germanic loan-words.
1836, from towel (n.). Related: Towelled; towelling.
see crying towel; throw in the sponge (towel).