paper towel

noun

Definition of 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

Word by Word Definitions

paper play
  1. : a felted sheet of usually vegetable fibers laid down on a fine screen from a water suspension

  2. : a similar sheet of other material (such as plastic)

  3. : a piece of paper

  1. : to put down or describe in writing

  2. : to fold or enclose in paper

  3. : to cover or line with paper

  1. : made of paper, cardboard, or papier-mâché

  2. : papery

  3. : of or relating to clerical work or written communication

towel play
  1. : an absorbent cloth or paper for wiping or drying

  1. : to rub or dry (something, such as the body) with a towel

  2. : to use a towel to dry oneself


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