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huckaback

Line breaks: hucka|back
Pronunciation: /ˈhʌkəbak
 
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Definition of huckaback in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A strong linen or cotton fabric with a rough surface, used for towelling and glass cloths.
Example sentences
  • People started to make rag or rough linen carpets in the plain cloth or huckaback techniques.
  • Linen huckaback is super absorbent yet lightweight fabric making the large bath towels perfect for travelling.
  • Again, the gas permeability value is specifically controllable by varying the modified huckaback construction.

Origin

late 17th century: of unknown origin.

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