plain weave

  1. the most common and tightest of basic weave structures in which the filling threads pass over and under successive warp threads and repeat the same pattern with alternate threads in the following row, producing a checkered surface.

Origin of plain weave

First recorded in 1935–40

Words Nearby plain weave Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use plain weave in a sentence

  • For double cloths the plain weave is used, or a weave with a plain face and a one-third weave on the back.

    Textiles | William H. Dooley
  • Panama Cloth is a plain weave worsted fabric of no uniform construction or finish.

    Textiles | William H. Dooley
  • Veiling includes light weight, usually plain weave fabrics of various constructions; generally made with singed or polished yarns.

    Textiles | William H. Dooley
  • Voiles are plain weave worsted fabrics made with hard twisted yarns.

    Textiles | William H. Dooley
  • The majority of inexpensive cotton fabrics are constructed on the one up, one down system, or plain weave.

    Textiles | William H. Dooley