Definition of bias-ply in English:



North American
  • (of a tire) having fabric layers with their threads running diagonally, crosswise to each other.

    Compare with radial
    • ‘There is more flex and movement, more like you were on bias-ply tires.’
    • ‘Challenge attendees spent two days with experts who presented information on the latest advances in radial technology and seminars on radial versus bias-ply tire construction, soil compaction and tire durability.’
    • ‘The company reports that the steel-belted radial tire, has a 30% longer life than a bias-ply tire.’
    • ‘We riders must be aware of the two types of tire construction - the bias-ply and the radial.’
    • ‘Previously, buyers had the option to select regular-size bias-ply tires for paved runways, or larger bias-ply tires for use on unimproved runways.’