beach towel


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

Examples of beach towel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The brand also launched a beach towel in collaboration with Slowtide, of which 100 percent of the net proceeds will be donated to Chef Hui’s Feed the People Maui Fund. Rosa Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 30 Aug. 2023 Its plush design can totally double as a beach towel. Olivia Evans, Women's Health, 16 Aug. 2023 With roughly 12 miles of uninterrupted beachfront to explore, Hilton Head doesn't want for sandy spaces to roll out your beach towel or go for a stroll. Terry Ward, Travel + Leisure, 26 Aug. 2023 Don’t bring a regular, full-size bath or beach towel; opt for a lightweight, quick-drying towel instead. Lauren Breedlove, Travel + Leisure, 28 June 2023 Most blankets tend to be much larger than the typical beach towel and are able to seat at least three people and gear comfortably, though some such as the Paradise Party Blanket and Segoal Sand-Free Beach Blanket can seat more. Rachel Ahrnsen, Better Homes & Gardens, 26 July 2023 As recently as 2019, Rines was selling drawings of Weyant’s on a beach towel at an art fair in the Hamptons, for four hundred and fifty dollars each. Patrick Radden Keefe, The New Yorker, 24 July 2023 Rather than burdening yourself with postcard dreams of a beach towel and a book, instead of picturing yourself inside a portrait of lazy mornings with a hammock and a Stephen King, toss out the bougie old summer reading mirage. Christopher Borrelli, Chicago Tribune, 7 June 2023 And Amazon’s best-selling beach towel is on major sale right now. Nicol Natale, Peoplemag, 5 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1919, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of beach towel was in 1919

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“Beach towel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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beach towel

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