American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Consisting of three layers or strands.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Threefold; consisting of three parts or thicknesses. Especially— Noting thread or cord composed of three yarns or strands.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Consisting of three distinct webs inwrought together in weaving, as cloth or carpeting; having three strands; threefold.
- adj. having a thickness made up of three layers or strands
“Dozens of cards made of three-ply, and hand-printed and illustrated.”
“The dark, the glossy-wet, the formerly green banana leaf — three-ply — was open and inside the yellow mass: the dough, the yellow peas, the disintegrating carrot slices, the chicken with its skin, the hard boiled egg.”
“If you routinely venture into terrain with sharp rocks or thorny vegetation that can pierce the sidewall (such damage is not repairable), consider tires with actual three-ply sidewall construction.”
“Mr. Masson uses a 21¾-inch square, folded into three-ply, presented as square on the plate and then square when opened.”
“The Atlanta-based company introduced its most premium toilet paper, a three-ply tissue called Quilted Northern Ultra Plush, in September 2008, just as the economy plummeted.”
“He stuffed a three-ply wedge of syrupy pancakes into his mouth.”
“THE CONDITION: Inflammation of the three-ply membrane around the brain and spinal cord called the meninges.”
“SEOUL - Kim Kyung-ji began sixth-period math class Wednesday afternoon by giving her middle school students three-ply, nonwoven face masks, to use during the simulated air strike by North Korea.”
“The three-ply foil bag for the coffee segment is one example, said Angela Adams, Sonoco Flexible Packaging segment manger.”
“Par Co. jigsaws were hand-cut from three-ply Honduras mahogany, featuring cleverly personalized figural shapes — a rake, say, for a gardener or a wine bottle for an oenophile — cut in "trick" styles meant to challenge the puzzler.”
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