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plain weave

Syllabification: plain weave

Definition of plain weave in English:

noun

A common and basic style of weave in which the weft alternates over and under the warp.
Example sentences
  • Outing flannel is a soft, twill or plain weave fabric napped on both sides.
  • Damask, a jacquard weave, is a reversible rich weave, patterned in satin or plain weave.
  • Challis, a light weight soft wool in plain weave, has a printed or woven design or flowers.

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