Meaning of “towel” in the English Dictionary

"towel" in British English

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towelnoun [ C ]

uk /taʊəl/ us /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.
He used a paper towel to mop up the spill.

More examples

  • Don't wipe your grubby hands on my clean towel!
  • Please remember to bring a mat and a towel with you to the next aerobics class.
  • During the break between games, she had a drink of water and wiped the perspiration off her face and arms with a towel.
  • She gave the dirty towel a quick rinse.
  • I used a towel to rub the dog down after his bath.

towelverb [ T ]

uk /taʊəl/ us /taʊəl/ -ll- or US usually -l-

(Definition of “towel” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"towel" in American English

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towelnoun [ C ]

us /tɑʊ·əl, tɑʊl/

a usually rectangular piece of cloth or paper used for drying something:

a bath towel
paper towels
towel
verb [ T ] us /ˈtɑʊ·əl, tɑʊl/ -l-, -ll-

She toweled her hair dry.

(Definition of “towel” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)