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Meaning of plain weave

plain' weave"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. 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.
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