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English definition of “towel”

towel

noun [C]     /taʊəl/
A2 a piece of cloth or paper used for drying someone or something that is wet: She came downstairs after her shower, wrapped in a towel. The school provides paper towels for the children to dry their hands on.Equipment used for cleaning
(Definition of towel noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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