basket weave

basket weave
noun Date: 1897 a textile weave resembling the checkered pattern of a plaited basket; also something resembling this weave

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • basket weave — n. a weave of fabrics resembling the weave used in basket making …   English World dictionary

  • basket weave — a plain weave with two or more yarns woven together in a checkered pattern resembling that of a woven basket. [1920 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • basket weave — /ˈbaskət wiv/ (say bahskuht weev) noun a plain weave with two or more yarns woven together, resembling that of a basket …   Australian English dictionary

  • basket weave — noun a cloth woven of two or more threads interlaced to suggest the weave of a basket (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑fabric, ↑cloth, ↑material, ↑textile …   Useful english dictionary

  • basket weave — bas′ket weave n. tex a plain weave with two or more yarns woven in a checkered, basketlike pattern • Etymology: 1920–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • basket — n. receptacle 1) to make, weave a basket 2) a laundry, linen (BE); picnic; wastepaper; wicker basket goal in basketball 3) to make, score, sink a basket 4) to shoot at the basket 5) to miss the basket * * * [ bɑːskɪt] picnic: wastepaper sink a… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • basket — n. 1 a container made of interwoven cane etc. 2 a container resembling this. 3 the amount held by a basket. 4 the goal in basketball, or a goal scored. 5 Econ. a group or range (of currencies). 6 euphem. colloq. bastard. Phrases and idioms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • basket cloth — noun 1. : cloth with a basket weave 2. : book cloth with an embossed wicker pattern * * * basket cloth, any fabric woven in imitation of the plaiting of a basket …   Useful english dictionary

  • Basket weaving — (also basketry, basket making, or basketmaking) is the process of weaving unspun vegetable fibers into a basket or other similar form. Basketry is made from a variety of fibrous or pliable materials anything that will bend and form a shape.… …   Wikipedia

  • weave — I n. a plain; satin; twill weave II v. 1) (C) she wove a basket for us; or: she wove us a basket 2) (d; tr.) to weave around, round (she wove the story around a specific theme) 3) (d; tr.) to weave from, out of (she wants to weave a scarf from… …   Combinatory dictionary

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