from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Consisting of three layers or strands.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having three strands or layers
  • n. Yarn having three strands

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Consisting of three distinct webs inwrought together in weaving, as cloth or carpeting; having three strands; threefold.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Threefold; consisting of three parts or thicknesses.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having a thickness made up of three layers or strands


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