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three-ply

[three-plahy]
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adjective
  1. consisting of three thicknesses, laminations, strands, or the like.

Origin of three-ply

First recorded in 1865–70
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Examples from the Web for three-ply

Historical Examples

  • The floor of the living room was covered with an English three-ply carpet.

    The Angel of the Gila:

    Cora Marsland

  • "Three-ply" is composed of three thin layers of wood glued together under pressure.

    Toy-Making in School and Home

    Ruby Kathleen Polkinghorne and Mabel Irene Rutherford Polkinghorne

  • "Three-ply" will not split easily and should be used for the jointed animals and swinging animals described in Chapter XX.

    Toy-Making in School and Home

    Ruby Kathleen Polkinghorne and Mabel Irene Rutherford Polkinghorne

  • Animals with movable limbs can also be cut from three-ply wood (see Part II) or cardboard.

    Toy-Making in School and Home

    Ruby Kathleen Polkinghorne and Mabel Irene Rutherford Polkinghorne

  • The sides A A may be cut out of cardboard or, better still, of three-ply wood with the fret-saw.

    Toy-Making in School and Home

    Ruby Kathleen Polkinghorne and Mabel Irene Rutherford Polkinghorne


British Dictionary definitions for three-ply

three-ply

adjective
  1. having three layers or thicknesses
    1. (of knitting wool, etc) three-stranded
    2. (as noun)the sweater was knitted in three-ply
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