terry cloth

noun

Definition of terry cloth

:a type of soft, thick cloth with many tiny loops on its surface that is often used to make towels

Word by Word Definitions

terry play
  1. : the loop forming the pile in uncut pile fabrics

  2. : an absorbent fabric with such loops —called also terry cloth

cloth play
  1. : a pliable material made usually by weaving, felting, or knitting natural or synthetic fibers and filaments

  2. : a similar material (as of glass)

  3. : a piece of cloth adapted for a particular purpose


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