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(of a tyre) having fabric layers with their threads running diagonally, crosswise to each other.
- ‘The cross-ply tyre is made up of superimposed layers of textile cord running at alternate angles from bead to bead.’
- ‘They may be forced to import cross-ply tyres to meet the original equipment requirements in the future because of the widening demand supply gap in the domestic market.’
- ‘Remember that radial-ply tyres offer less rolling resistance and have a longer life than the cross-ply variety.’
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