- 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
The floor of the living room was covered with an English three-ply carpet.The Angel of the Gila:
"Three-ply" is composed of three thin layers of wood glued together under pressure.
"Three-ply" will not split easily and should be used for the jointed animals and swinging animals described in Chapter XX.
Animals with movable limbs can also be cut from three-ply wood (see Part II) or cardboard.
The sides A A may be cut out of cardboard or, better still, of three-ply wood with the fret-saw.
- having three layers or thicknesses
- (of knitting wool, etc) three-stranded
- (as noun)the sweater was knitted in three-ply
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