(also terry cloth)
noun (plural terries)
A fabric with raised uncut loops of thread covering both surfaces, used especially for towels.
- Wash and wipe down surfaces with a clean, terry cloth towel.
- Using a fabric button kit from the craft or fabric store, cover a large button with fabric to coordinate with your sandals - blue terry cloth and red-and-white gingham in this case.
- The scrub person drapes the infant warmer with sterile terry cloth towels and ensures that there are two bulb syringes and cord clamps in the warmer.
Late 18th century: of unknown origin.
Words that rhyme with terryberiberi, berry, BlackBerry, bury, Ceri, Derry, ferry, Gerry, jerry, Kerry, merry, perry, Pondicherry, sherry, very, wherry, wolfberry
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