One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of material) having three layers or strands.
- ‘In the in vitro study, a laminated, three-ply fabric failed the mason jar test, including those instances when the material was tested before being laundered.’
- ‘And it's shooting for designer quality: sweaters with blends of alpaca and cashmere, and khakis made of three-ply Italian fabric.’
- ‘This basketball features a 100 percent high-performance butyl rubber bladder for air retention and more than 3,000 meters of three-ply nylon thread, which provides shape retention and bounce.’
- ‘The outer fabric is a three-ply composite with an acrylic outer fabric, a rubber inner layer and polyester lining.’
- ‘The anit-viral aspect of the tissue activates when moisture from a cough or sneeze hits the middle layer of the three-ply tissue.’
- ‘The athletic director bought three-ply swimsuits for the team.’
- ‘The outer layer of three-ply cotton fabric with arms allowed the wearer to reach the stick and throttle.’
- ‘He developed cardboard refrigerator boxes with three-ply walls to safely and accurately deliver rations to refugees without using heavy crates or parachutes.’
1Knitting wool made of three strands.
2Plywood made by gluing together three layers with the grain in different directions.
- ‘The bottom of the boat was marine three-ply, while the rest was canvas tacked on to a light wooden framework and painted vivid red.’
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