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basket weave

noun
1.
a plain weave with two or more yarns woven together in a checkered pattern resembling that of a woven basket.
Origin of basket weave
1920-1925
First recorded in 1920-25
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  • A close twill weave is often 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
  • Remember that a close twill weave is more durable than a basket weave.

    Clothing and Health Helen Kinne
  • A rim section with molded rococo-scrolled edge is from a “basket weave” sauceboat.

  • Now drawing the weaver tightly and pushing spokes inward toward center of basket weave twelve rows of single weaving.

    Practical Basketry Anna A. Gill
British Dictionary definitions for basket weave

basket weave

noun
1.
a weave of two or more yarns together, resembling that of a basket, esp in wool or linen fabric
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