plain weave

noun

Definition of plain weave

: a weave in which the threads interlace alternately

Examples of plain weave in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Indian subcontinent had been the home of muslin, a cotton fabric of plain weave, for centuries. Washington Post, 25 Feb. 2022 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, 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, 14 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of plain weave

1888, in the meaning defined above

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“Plain weave.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plain%20weave. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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