terry cloth

terry cloth
noun see terry

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • terry cloth — noun a pile fabric (usually cotton) with uncut loops on both sides; used to make bath towels and bath robes • Syn: ↑terry, ↑terrycloth • Hypernyms: ↑fabric, ↑cloth, ↑material, ↑textile, ↑toweling, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • terry cloth — noun Terry cloth is used before these nouns: ↑towel …   Collocations dictionary

  • terry cloth — noun An absorbent cotton fabric typically used for towels and bathrobes; toweling …   Wiktionary

  • terry — [ter′ē] n. pl. terries [prob. < Fr tiré, pp. of tirer, to draw < VL * tirare] 1. uncut loops forming the pile of some fabrics 2. cloth having a pile of such loops; esp., cotton cloth used for toweling: also terry cloth …   English World dictionary

  • terry — /ter ee/, n., pl. terries, adj. n. 1. the loop formed by the pile of a fabric when left uncut. 2. Also called terry cloth. a pile fabric, usually of cotton, with loops on both sides, as in a Turkish towel. adj. 3. made of such a fabric: a terry… …   Universalium

  • terry — [[t]te̱ri[/t]] N UNCOUNT: usu N n Terry or terry cloth is a type of fabric which has a lot of very small loops covering both sides. It is used especially for making things like towels and babies nappies. ...a terry nappy …   English dictionary

  • terry — noun (plural terries) Etymology: perhaps modification of French tiré, past participle of tirer to draw Date: 1784 1. the loop forming the pile in uncut pile fabrics 2. an absorbent fabric with such loops called also terry cloth …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • terry — noun /ˈtɛri/ A type of coarse cotton fabric covered in many small raised loops that is used to make towels, bathrobes and some types of nappy/diaper. Syn: terrycloth, terry cloth …   Wiktionary

  • Cloth menstrual pad — Cloth menstrual pads are a reusable alternative to disposable sanitary napkins. They receive praise for being environmentally friendly, cost cutting, as well as having purported health benefits. Generally they are made from layers of absorbent… …   Wikipedia

  • Terry — is a name that means ruler of the people in Germanic, or uncertain, maybe soft, tender in Latin; it could also be a pet form of Thierry or Terence in English [cite web| title =The Name Origin and the Name Meaning of Terry| url… …   Wikipedia

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