toweling
or towelling noun Date: 1583 a cotton or linen fabric often used for making towels

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  • Toweling — Tow el*ing, n. Cloth for towels, especially such as is woven in long pieces to be cut at will, as distinguished from that woven in towel lengths with borders, etc. [Written also {towelling}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • toweling — or towelling [tou′əl iŋ, tou′liŋ] n. material for making towels …   English World dictionary

  • toweling — /tow euh ling, tow ling/, n. a narrow fabric of cotton or linen, in plain, twill, or huck weave, used for hand towels or dishtowels. Also, esp. Brit., towelling. [1575 85; TOWEL + ING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • toweling — noun Any fabric suitable for towels, such as huckaback or terry cloth …   Wiktionary

  • toweling — tow|el|ing [ tauəlıŋ ] noun uncount thick cloth used for making TOWELS …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • toweling — tow·el || taÊŠÉ™l n. piece of fabric used to dry things v. wipe or dry with a towel …   English contemporary dictionary

  • toweling — tow•el•ing [[t]ˈtaʊ ə lɪŋ, ˈtaʊ lɪŋ[/t]] n. tex a narrow fabric of cotton or linen, in plain, twill, or huck weave, used for hand towels or dishtowels Also, esp. brit. tow′el•ling. Etymology: 1575–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • toweling — noun any of various fabrics (linen or cotton) used to make towels (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑towelling • Hypernyms: ↑fabric, ↑cloth, ↑material, ↑textile • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • turkish toweling — noun Usage: usually capitalized 1st T : a cotton terry cloth used especially for towels * * * turkish toweling or Turkish toweling, material for Turkish towels …   Useful english dictionary

  • paper toweling — noun absorbent paper used as toweling • Hypernyms: ↑paper …   Useful english dictionary

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