Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary


verb \ˈplēch, ˈplāch\

Definition of pleach

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  interlace, plait

Origin and Etymology of pleach

Middle English plechen, from Anglo-French *plecher, plesser, from Vulgar Latin *plactiare, alteration of Latin plectere to braid — more at ply

First Known Use: 14th century

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up pleach? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).