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three-ply

[three-plahy] /ˈθriˈplaɪ/
adjective
1.
consisting of three thicknesses, laminations, strands, or the like.
Origin of three-ply
1865-1870
1865-70
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  • Here you've got to have a three-ply, doubled and twisted introduction before you can smile even at cottonade.

    The Jucklins Opie Read
  • The floor of the living room was covered with an English three-ply carpet.

    The Angel of the Gila: Cora Marsland
  • three-ply veneered wood may be obtained from firms which specialize in veneer.

    Toy Craft Leon H. Baxter
  • "three-ply" is composed of three thin layers of wood glued together under pressure.

    Toy-Making in School and Home Ruby Kathleen Polkinghorne and Mabel Irene Rutherford Polkinghorne
  • The anterior and posterior lobes of the plastron had been folded over the bridge, forming a three-ply thickness of bone.

  • Animals with movable limbs can also be cut from three-ply wood (see Part II) or cardboard.

    Toy-Making in School and Home Ruby Kathleen Polkinghorne and Mabel Irene Rutherford Polkinghorne
  • Some of the veneer in three-ply is worked into commodities of high class, such as seats and backs of theater chairs.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • Draw on cardboard or three-ply wood and cut out the head and body of the clown as in Fig. 403.

    Toy-Making in School and Home Ruby Kathleen Polkinghorne and Mabel Irene Rutherford Polkinghorne
  • The monkey, or a clown if preferred, looks very effective cut out of three-ply wood and riveted together.

    Toy-Making in School and Home Ruby Kathleen Polkinghorne and Mabel Irene Rutherford Polkinghorne
  • The arm of the crane, C, made of cardboard or three-ply, is glued to D.

    Toy-Making in School and Home Ruby Kathleen Polkinghorne and Mabel Irene Rutherford Polkinghorne
British Dictionary definitions for three-ply

three-ply

adjective
1.
having three layers or thicknesses
2.
  1. (of knitting wool, etc) three-stranded
  2. (as noun): the sweater was knitted in three-ply
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