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[too-plahy] /ˈtuˈplaɪ/
consisting of two thicknesses, layers, strands, or the like.
Origin of two-ply
1840-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for two-ply
  • Single-ply toilet paper is advised because it breaks up easier than thicker two-ply.
  • Wire rope shall be furnished on standard high-grade two-ply wooden reels.
  • Residents are encouraged to use two-ply paper lawn and leaf bags that can be purchased from local retailers.
  • The standard package for old-fashioned and quick oatmeal is the spirally wound two-ply fiber tube with a paper label.
  • Any two-ply bellows of similar construction may be susceptible to this problem.
  • Four-ply cardboard boxes will withstand more shock and vibration than two-ply.
  • The pull-tabs themselves are small, preprinted, two-ply paper cards.
  • His great emphasis was on the other part of that two-ply program--recovery-- rather than reform.
British Dictionary definitions for two-ply


made of two thicknesses, layers, or strands
noun (pl) -plies
a two-ply wood, knitting yarn, etc
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