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multi-ply

[muhl-tee-plahy, muhl-tahy-]
adjective
  1. having or composed of several plies: a multi-ply fabric.
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Origin of multi-ply

First recorded in 1935–40
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Historical Examples of multi-ply

  • It went into the floor, vaporizing the surface and carbonizing the multi-ply wood layer beneath it.

    The Hate Disease

    William Fitzgerald Jenkins


Word Origin and History for multi-ply

adj.

1950, from multi- + ply (n.).

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