plain weave


Definition of plain weave

: a weave in which the threads interlace alternately

Examples of plain weave in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Muslin, a loose plain weave cotton fabric, can be applied to the wall after a lining paper and before the wallpaper, according to one of Gracie’s comments. Kelly Allen, House Beautiful, "Gracie Studio Shows How to Remove Wallpaper So It Can Be Reused for Generations," 6 Jan. 2021 Peter Millett, who serves on the historical society's board, shared the plain weave, counter-balance loom's own special history. Annie Gentile, Courant Community, "WPA Loom Dedicated At Cheney Homestead," 14 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of plain weave

1888, in the meaning defined above

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16 Jan 2021

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“Plain weave.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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