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Definition of "terry" []

  • One of the uncut loops that form the pile of a fabric. (noun)
  • A pile fabric, usually woven of cotton, with uncut loops on both sides, used for bath towels and robes. Also called terry cloth. (noun)
  • An uncut loop in the pile of towelling or a similar fabric (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A fabric with such a pile on both sides (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)

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Use "terry" in a sentence
  • "Inside, between layers of bubble wrap and a profusion of styrofoam peanuts, was a small object wrapped in terry cloth."
  • "I've ridden many times since never again, however, bareback and never again in short terry-cloth shorts, and had a great many adventures, but I've never again captured that exact feeling, that feeling of tossing yourself like a leaf into the wind to be flung and spun about, knowing that however hard you land it will feel like a flutter."
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