from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Made up of two layers or thicknesses: said of manufactured articles, such as hose or rubber belting, in which layers of canvas alternate with layers of rubber fabric. In double-ply hose there are two layers of canvas and three layers of rubber.


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