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three-ply

[three-plahy] /ˈθriˈplaɪ/
adjective
1.
consisting of three thicknesses, laminations, strands, or the like.
Origin of three-ply
1865-1870
First recorded in 1865-70
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  • 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
  • Draw on cardboard or three-ply wood and cut out the head and body of the clown as in Fig. 403.

    Toy-Making in School and Home

    Ruby Kathleen Polkinghorne and Mabel Irene Rutherford Polkinghorne
  • The arm of the crane, C, made of cardboard or three-ply, is glued to D.

    Toy-Making in School and Home

    Ruby Kathleen Polkinghorne and Mabel Irene Rutherford Polkinghorne
  • The monkey, or a clown if preferred, looks very effective cut out of three-ply wood and riveted together.

    Toy-Making in School and Home

    Ruby Kathleen Polkinghorne and Mabel Irene Rutherford Polkinghorne
  • Cut out of fret-wood (1/8 inch thick), or three-ply wood, a man reading a paper with one foot raised and resting on a box.

    Toy-Making in School and Home

    Ruby Kathleen Polkinghorne and Mabel Irene Rutherford Polkinghorne
  • Through these holes the cord was passed, and when tied, formed a powerful stitch of three-ply.

    The Coral Island R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for three-ply

three-ply

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