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pleat

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verb \ˈplēt\

Definition of pleat

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  fold; especially :  to arrange in pleats <pleat a skirt>

  3. 2 :  plait 2

pleat·er noun


Origin of pleat

Middle English pleten, from pleit, plete plait


First Known Use: 14th century


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pleat

noun

Simple Definition of pleat

  • : a fold in cloth that is made by folding the material onto itself

Full Definition of pleat

  1. :  a fold in cloth made by doubling material over on itself; also :  something resembling such a fold

pleat·less play \-ləs\ adjective

Examples of pleat

  1. Her skirt has pleats at the waist.



Origin of pleat

Middle English plete


First Known Use: 15th century



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