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also tow·el·ling  (tou′ə-lĭng, tou′lĭng)
Any of various fabrics of cotton or linen used for making towels.


(ˈtaʊ ə lɪŋ, ˈtaʊ lɪŋ)

a narrow fabric of cotton or linen, in plain, twill, or huck weave, used for hand towels or dishtowels.
Also, esp. Brit.,tow′el•ling.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.toweling - any of various fabrics (linen or cotton) used to make towelstoweling - any of various fabrics (linen or cotton) used to make towels
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"
huck, huckaback - toweling consisting of coarse absorbent cotton or linen fabric
terry cloth, terrycloth, terry - a pile fabric (usually cotton) with uncut loops on both sides; used to make bath towels and bath robes
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Tactix is a patented, engineered toweling brand made from fibers that are 30 times finer than cotton, and which boast such properties as high absorption, softness and color retention.
Joseph Cayetty, who in 1857 was the first to produce toilet tissue on a machine, would find it hard to believe how diverse the range of tissue and toweling products has become, said Dr.
Import of towels and blankets made of toweling expanded 16.6% in the January-November period last year over the same period the year before to 59,000 tons, of which 80% came from China, according to the latest statistics.