beach towel


Definition of beach towel 

: a very large usually brightly colored towel designed for use at the beach

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There’s a hammock with two people in it, a thermos next to a beach towel and a radio playing country music as kayaks bob across the lake a few hundred feet away. Rachel Jones, charlotteobserver, "He's Mecklenburg's only wildlife officer in a county with over 1 million people," 28 June 2018 Both of us have lived most of our lives near an ocean, with beach towels stacked on closet shelves, sunscreen in the bathroom cabinet and aloe in the fridge. Ana Veciana-suarez, miamiherald, "My happiest memories are one with the sea," 28 June 2018 There’s nothing like planting your beach umbrella, spreading the beach towel and setting up your chair on a beach. Natalie Dreier, ajc, "A beach and a book: Beach libraries pop up worldwide," 26 June 2018 The collection features three items: a colorful beach towel designed by upstart Los Angeles label Come Tees, a short-sleeve T-shirt designed by visual artist Andrew Kuo, and a long-sleeve T-shirt designed by art director and designer Hassan Rahim. Emilia Petrarca, The Cut, "Your Favorite Summer Concert Series Now Has Cool Merch," 22 June 2018 On Saturday morning, people were already scarfing down gooey slices of Pantaleo’s cheese pizza off of flimsy paper plates and sunning on beach towels around the pool’s perimeter. Emily Williams,, "The city’s two public outdoor pools and South Boston ‘family-friendly’ beach open this weekend," 16 June 2018 And all my new supplies would go into the linen closet among the sheets and beach towels, to the shelf reserved for optimistic variations of myself that rarely surfaced. Longreads, "Trying to Kill the Want," 20 June 2018 Don't forget chairs, blankets and beach towels for the fireworks show. Jessica Suriano, azcentral, "23 places to watch Fourth of July fireworks in metro Phoenix," 18 June 2018 Someone stole an unattended backpack containing a beach towel, men’s shorts and a wallet valued at $370 from the 400 block of Lake Street between 7:30 a.m. and 4:58 p.m. June 5. Steve Schering,, "Police reports: Driver speeds away while car is being booted in Oak Park," 8 June 2018

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1919, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of beach towel was in 1919

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English Language Learners Definition of beach towel

: a large, usually brightly colored towel made for use at the beach

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