plain weave


: a weave in which the threads interlace alternately

Examples of plain weave in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, Larsson stacks belts rather than working them in a plain weave for the new Triangle bag. Laird Borrelli-Persson, Vogue, 18 Aug. 2023 Weave The three most common pillowcase weaves are plain weave, sateen, and percale. Maria Conti, Better Homes & Gardens, 9 Aug. 2023 In the case of The Ledbury, suits for staff were made from a plain weave, high-twist wool selected for its robustness and breathability, in a dark gray hue less likely to show wine stains or candle wax. Eric Twardzik, Robb Report, 24 May 2023 The dual fabric—a softer, stretchier backside and plain weave shell front—seemed unnecessary. Isaiah Freeman-Schub, Robb Report, 31 Mar. 2023 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of plain weave was in 1888

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“Plain weave.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition

plain weave

: a weave in which the threads cross by lacing together alternately
plain-woven adjective

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