huckaback
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1690 an absorbent durable fabric of cotton, linen, or both used chiefly for towels

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  • Huckaback — Huck a*back, n. [Perh. orig., peddler s wares; cf. LG. hukkebak pickback. Cf. {Huckster}.] A kind of linen cloth with raised figures, used for towelings. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Huckaback — (engl.), abgekürzt Huck, s.v.w. gemustertes Gerstenkornleinen, d.i. grobfädiges Leinengewebe mit kleinkörnigem Muster, besonders für Handtücher beliebt …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • huckaback — [huk′ə bak΄] n. [< ?] a coarse linen or cotton cloth with a rough surface, used for toweling: also huck …   English World dictionary

  • huckaback — /huk euh bak /, n. toweling of linen or cotton, of a distinctive absorbent weave. Also called huck. [1680 90; orig. uncert.] * * * …   Universalium

  • huckaback — noun A type of coarse, absorbent cotton or linen fabric used for making towels …   Wiktionary

  • huckaback — absorbent cotton or linen used for towels Fabric and Cloth …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • huckaback — n. rough absorbent cotton or linen fabric used for towels …   English contemporary dictionary

  • huckaback — noun a strong linen or cotton fabric with a rough surface, used for towelling and glass cloths. Origin C17: of unknown origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • huckaback — huck·a·back …   English syllables

  • huckaback — huck•a•back [[t]ˈhʌk əˌbæk[/t]] n. tex toweling of linen or cotton, commonly woven in a bird s eye or honeycomb pattern. Also called huck • Etymology: 1680–90; orig. uncert …   From formal English to slang

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