basket weave


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

Examples of basket weave in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This white, dishwasher-safe ceramic dish and cover are chock-full of detail, from the tiny rabbit knob to the basket weave effect. Wendy Vazquez, Southern Living, 15 Mar. 2024 Anchoring the table, a Publix cake frosted with a basket weave pattern is decorated with Whoppers Robin Eggs candies and a porcelain Herend bunny from Cain's collection. Betsy Cribb Watson, Southern Living, 23 Feb. 2024 The first model wore an enormous glazed straw hat in the conical shape of the trulli, and there were basket weave corsets and lingerie sets collaged from crochet doilies. Nicole Phelps, Vogue, 9 July 2023 Charles Tyrwhitt uses a loose basket weave wool that adds breathability and flexibility while fighting off wrinkles. Brad Lanphear, Men's Health, 28 June 2023 The resulting surfaces include barleycorn for the outer portion of the main dial; basket weave for the seconds subdial, which also displays the moon phase complication; clous de Paris within the calendar dials; as well as a wave and trough pattern on the hours and minute subdials. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 11 Apr. 2023 This process is called the simple basket weave. Brenda Yenke, cleveland, 15 July 2021 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

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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 20 Jul. 2024.

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