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n. pl. ter·ries
1. One of the uncut loops that form the pile of a fabric.
2. A pile fabric, usually woven of cotton, with uncut loops on one or both sides, used for bath towels and robes. Also called terry cloth.
n, pl -ries
1. (Textiles) an uncut loop in the pile of towelling or a similar fabric
a. a fabric with such a pile on both sides
b. (as modifier): a terry towel.
[C18: perhaps variant of terret]
1. (Biography) Dame Ellen. 1847–1928, British actress, noted for her Shakespearean roles opposite Sir Henry Irving and for her correspondence with George Bernard Shaw
2. (Biography) (John) Quinlan (ˈkwɪnlən). born 1937, British architect, noted for his works in neoclassical style, such as the Richmond riverside project (1984)
n., pl. -ries.
1. the loop formed by the pile of a fabric when left uncut.
2. Also called ter′ry cloth`. a pile fabric, usu. of cotton, with uncut loops often used for toweling.
Ellen (Alicia or Alice), 1848?–1928, English actress.
A cotton fabric with an uncut pile on both sides, used for bathrobes and towels.
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|Noun||1.||Terry - English actress (1847-1928)|
|2.||terry - a pile fabric (usually cotton) with uncut loops on both sides; used to make bath towels and bath robes|
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"