Definition of three-ply in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈTHrēˌplī/


(Of material) having three layers or strands.
Example sentences
  • The outer layer of three-ply cotton fabric with arms allowed the wearer to reach the stick and throttle.
  • In the in vitro study, a laminated, three-ply fabric failed the mason jar test, including those instances when the material was tested before being laundered.
  • The anit-viral aspect of the tissue activates when moisture from a cough or sneeze hits the middle layer of the three-ply tissue.


1Knitting wool made of three strands.
2Plywood made by gluing together three layers with the grain in different directions.
Example sentences
  • The bottom of the boat was marine three-ply, while the rest was canvas tacked on to a light wooden framework and painted vivid red.
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