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jack towel

a long towel with the ends sewed together, for hanging on a roller.
Origin of jack towel
1810-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • A cake of yellow soap and a jack-towel were provided, and taking off my jacket and waistcoat, I enjoyed a thoroughly good wash.

  • Paul nodded, and went off to the sink and the jack-towel, wondering a little.

    Despair's Last Journey David Christie Murray
  • Sir, do I look like a man who would wear a fez with a jack-towel twisted round it?

    Yussuf the Guide George Manville Fenn
  • “Right Bob,” replied his father, rising from his knees and throwing the jack-towel at him.

    The Iron Horse R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for jack-towel

jack towel

another name for roller towel
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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