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dishtowel

[dish-tou-uh l] /ˈdɪʃˌtaʊ əl/
noun
1.
a towel for drying dishes.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; dish + towel
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Examples from the web for dishtowel
  • We placed the hen in a box with a heating pad under her and a dishtowel over her back.
  • It is better to dry your hands with a paper towel rather than a dishtowel that could have been previously contaminated.
  • Grate the zucchini and wrap in a clean dishtowel and squeeze out the excess moisture.
  • Place all sealed hot jars aside on thick dry dishtowel and cover with potholders and dishtowels to prevent rapid cooling.
British Dictionary definitions for dishtowel

dishtowel

/ˈdɪʃˌtaʊəl/
noun
1.
(mainly US & Canadian) a towel for drying dishes and kitchen utensils Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) tea towel
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