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basket weave

a plain weave with two or more yarns woven together in a checkered pattern resembling that of a woven basket.
Origin of basket weave
First recorded in 1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Now drawing the weaver tightly and pushing spokes inward toward center of basket weave twelve rows of single weaving.

    Practical Basketry Anna A. Gill
  • A close twill weave is often more durable than a basket weave.

    Clothing and Health Helen Kinne
  • Remember that a close twill weave is more durable than a basket weave.

    Clothing and Health Helen Kinne
  • This results in plain-weave variations of two-by-one, or semibasket weave, and two-by-two, or basket weave.

    Chincha Plain-weave cloths Lila M. O'Neale
  • A new type of variometer has what is known as a basket weave, or wavy wound stator and rotor.

    The Radio Amateur's Hand Book A. Frederick Collins
  • A rim section with molded rococo-scrolled edge is from a “basket weave” sauceboat.

British Dictionary definitions for basket weave

basket weave

a weave of two or more yarns together, resembling that of a basket, esp in wool or linen fabric
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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