plain weave
noun Date: 1888 a weave in which the threads interlace alternately

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  • Plain weave — Plain or tabby weave is the most basic of the three fundamental types of textile weaves. [Kadolph, Sara J., ed.: Textiles , 10th edition, Prentice Hall, 2007, p. 225 229] It is strong and hard wearing, used for fashion and furnishing fabrics. In… …   Wikipedia

  • plain weave — noun a basic style of weave in which the weft and warp threads intertwine alternately to produce a checkerboard effect • Syn: ↑taffeta weave • Hypernyms: ↑weave * * * noun Etymology: plain (IV) …   Useful english dictionary

  • plain weave — the most common and tightest of basic weave structures in which the filling threads pass over and under successive warp threads and repeat the same pattern with alternate threads in the following row, producing a checkered surface. Cf. satin… …   Universalium

  • plain weave — noun a style of weave in which the weft alternates over and under the warp …   English new terms dictionary

  • plain weave — /pleɪn ˈwiv/ (say playn weev) noun a pattern of weaving in which the warp and weft form a simple crisscross pattern, the weft going over one warp thread and then under the next …   Australian English dictionary

  • plain-woven — plain wo·ven (plānʹwōʹvən) adj. Made in plain weave. * * * …   Universalium

  • plain-wo|ven — «PLAYN WOH vuhn», adjective. woven with a plain weave, without twill, figure, or the like …   Useful english dictionary

  • weave — I. [c]/wiv / (say weev) verb (wove or weaved, woven or weaved, weaving) –verb (t) 1. to interlace (threads, yarns, strips, fibrous material, etc.) so as to form a fabric or texture. 2. to form by interlacing threads, yarns, strands, or strips of… …   Australian English dictionary

  • plain-woven — adjective Date: 1879 made in plain weave …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • plain-woven — adjective (of cloth) made in plain weave • Similar to: ↑woven …   Useful english dictionary

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