One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A strong linen or cotton fabric with a rough surface, used for towelling and glass cloths.
- ‘Linen huckaback is super absorbent yet lightweight fabric making the large bath towels perfect for travelling.’
- ‘The original test consisted of 29-36 huckaback type towels, each folded and stacked to a height of 10-11 inches.’
- ‘Made of hard-wearing half-linen twist in huckaback weave.’
- ‘People started to make rag or rough linen carpets in the plain cloth or huckaback techniques.’
- ‘A range of bath, hand, bidet and, shaving towels are also available in 100% linen huckaback weave fabric, as also are laundry and shoe bags.’
- ‘Again, the gas permeability value is specifically controllable by varying the modified huckaback construction.’
Late 17th century: of unknown origin.
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