Great! The answer for the crossword clue “thickness” is PLY.
Ply is a term used to describe the number of layers or strands that are woven, twisted, or plied together to create a single thread or yarn. In general, the more plies a yarn or thread has, the thicker and stronger it will be.
For example, a single-ply yarn means that there is only one strand of fiber used in the construction of the yarn. However, a two-ply yarn has two strands of fiber twisted together, making it thicker and stronger than the single-ply yarn.
In the context of woodworking, ply refers to plywood, which is a construction material made by layering thin sheets of wood veneer with the grain of each layer placed at a right angle to the adjacent one. By alternating the grain direction, the resulting material is stronger and more stable than solid wood of the same thickness because it resists warping, shrinking and splitting.
Plywood is commonly used in the construction of furniture, cabinetry, flooring, and various other wood-based products because it can be made to have varying degrees of thickness and strength depending on the number of layers or the types of wood used.
So, in the context of the crossword clue ‘thickness‘, PLY refers to the number of layers or strands of material used to create a thicker and/or stronger product.