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What is "Terry" - Definition & Explanation

It is a warp pile fabric with loops of warp threads alternating with ground threads. The fabric is ideal for use as towels.
A woven fabric, usually cotton or maybe linen, with loop pile on one or both sides. Pile, also jacquard and dobby combined with pile. It has either all over loops on both sides of the fabric or patterned loops on both sides. It is formed with an extra warp yarn. Long wearing, easy to launder and requires no ironing. May be bleached, dyed, or printed. Better qualities have a close, firm, underweave, with very close loops. Terry is very absorbent, and the longer the loop, the greater the absorbency. When the pile is only on one side, it is called 'Turkish toweling'. Commonly used in towels, beachwear, bathrobes, all kinds of sportswear, children's wear, slip covers, and draperies.
A fabric with uncut loops on one or both sides. May be woven or knit. Used for toweling, robes. Knit versions such as french terry have loops on one side and are sometimes brushed to produce a fleece.
A warp loop pile fabric, predominantly cotton, used for towelling and nappies.
An absorbent fabric with loops forming the pile; also called terry cloth.
A woven fabric, usually cotton, with loop pile on one or both sides.
A soft fabric designed with 2 sets of vertical yarns, one is woven tightly and the other is left loose to form the loops.
A textile product with terry loops.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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