- consisting of two thicknesses, layers, strands, or the like.
Origin of two-ply
First recorded in 1840–50
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Examples from the Web for two-ply
Two-ply felt roofing is more economical than the one-ply, as it makes a much more lasting roof.Making a Poultry House
Mary Roberts Conover
Kidderminster, kid′ėr-min-stėr, n. a kind of carpet (two-ply or ingrain carpet), from the town.
These materials are spun in two-ply thread twisted partly upon the thigh of the weaver and finished on a spindle.Aboriginal American Weaving
Mary Lois Kissell
All ribs and segments were cut to size on the ground, put together in place, and then covered with lagging and two-ply tar paper.
It is practically a variety of damask or two-ply weaving; the figures on the opposite side of the belt being different.Navajo weavers
- made of two thicknesses, layers, or strands
- a two-ply wood, knitting yarn, etc
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