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bias-ply

Syllabification: bi·as-ply
Pronunciation: /ˈbīəsˌplī
 
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Definition of bias-ply in English:

adjective

North American
(Of a tire) having fabric layers with their threads running diagonally, crosswise to each other. Compare with radial.
Example sentences
  • We riders must be aware of the two types of tire construction - the bias-ply and the radial.
  • Challenge attendees spent two days with experts who presented information on the latest advances in radial technology and seminars on radial versus bias-ply tire construction, soil compaction and tire durability.
  • The company reports that the steel-belted radial tire, has a 30% longer life than a bias-ply tire.

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