paper towel


: a sheet of soft and thick paper that can soak up liquid and that is used for drying hands, cleaning up spills, etc.
a roll of paper towels

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Step 3Remove onion to paper towel to drain, then transfer to large bowl. Tina Martinez, Good Housekeeping, 2 Mar. 2023 One method to stratify milkweed seeds is to place them on a moist paper towel in a plastic baggie. Savanna Bous, Better Homes & Gardens, 27 Feb. 2023 Wash your tattoo three times per day with unscented antibacterial soap, pat dry with a paper towel, and cover with a thin layer of ointment. Perri O. Blumberg, Men's Health, 27 Feb. 2023 Last school year, several schools closed bathrooms because of a TikTok trend that encouraged students to vandalize and steal paper towel dispensers and fire alarms. Nicole Asbury, Washington Post, 26 Feb. 2023 Don’t use a paper towel, as the fibers can scratch your lenses. Rena Behar, Travel + Leisure, 23 Feb. 2023 The finished wood is also easy to wipe clean with a damp paper towel. Theresa Holland, Peoplemag, 22 Feb. 2023 See More

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“Paper towel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

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