basket weave


: a textile weave resembling the checkered pattern of a plaited basket
also : something resembling this weave

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Fabric: Oxford cloth is made with a basket weave that creates a thicker cloth which is much more resistant to wrinkling, rips, and wear than other dress shirt fabrics. Men's Health, 13 Feb. 2023 Its exteriors are covered in quartzite rock arranged to evoke Indigenous basket weave patterns; from crevices emerge bursts of desert plants. Los Angeles Times, 26 Jan. 2023 With long balloon sleeves and a basket weave pattern, this sweater would look stunning paired with faux leather leggings or a midi skirt. Nicol Natale, Peoplemag, 12 Oct. 2022 Layer yours with nappy-but-breathable flannel sheets (from $169 for twin set, and a thermal throw whose waffle texture has been fashioned into a boxy basket weave ($129, Wsj Off Duty Editors, WSJ, 10 Sep. 2022 While both feature collagen, scar tissue collagen is less organized in a single direction whereas the original tissue had a more complex basket weave-type formation. Dr. Michael Daignault, USA TODAY, 12 May 2022 Your piece is a basket weave jardinière, a decorative pot for displaying plants or flowers. oregonlive, 3 Mar. 2021 An intricate basket weave inlay is framed by a pure white body and single plush cushion. Susan Hall Mahon, Southern Living, 29 June 2020 Almost everything in the guest rooms is custom-crafted by regional artisans, from baskets woven out of Balinese orchid vines to botanically tinted tapestries. Rebecca Misner, Condé Nast Traveler, 9 Apr. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of basket weave was in 1886

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“Basket weave.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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