verb \ˈplēt\

Definition of PLEAT

transitive verb
:  fold; especially :  to arrange in pleats <pleat a skirt>
:  plait 2
pleat·er noun

Origin of PLEAT

Middle English pleten, from pleit, plete plait
First Known Use: 14th century

Related to PLEAT



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

Full Definition of PLEAT

:  a fold in cloth made by doubling material over on itself; also :  something resembling such a fold
pleat·less \-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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