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What is "Ply" - Definition & Explanation

The number of layers in a fabric. Also used to denote the number of yarns twisted together to form a single thread or yarn.
The number of yarns twisted together to make a composite yarn.
Two or more yarns that have been twisted together. An automobile tire fabric yarn may be 9, 10, or 11 ply.
Describes the number of strands twisted together to make a yarn.
The number of single yarns twisted together to form ply yarn; also the number of ply yarns twisted together to form cord. By twisting two or more yarns together, a stronger single yarn is created.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

Similar to resiliency. It is the ability of a fabric to bounce back after it has been twisted, wrinkled, or distorted in any way. Some fabrics are able to eliminate wrinkles because of their own...
A mark left in a fabric after a crease has been removed, and that may be caused by mechanical damage to fibres at the fold, by variation in treatment owing to the constriction along the fold, or by...
Basic plain weave that is crisp and smooth on both sides, usually with a sheen. Warp and filling approximately of the same count. May be plain, printed, striped, checked, plaid, or antique with...
A blazer is a kind of single breasted coat, closely related to a suit jacket. Generally, it differs from a suit jacket in that the buttons are usually metallic, and the outer material generally more...
One of the softest fabrics made. Named from the American-Indian term “shale” meaning soft. Usually plain weave fabrics printed with delicate floral patterns, in Persian or cravat effects. ...

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