box pleat


: a pleat made by forming two folded edges one facing right and the other left

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The slim-fit button-down featuring a box pleat on the back is a worthy addition to any man’s wardrobe. Maverick Li, Men's Health, 9 Jan. 2023 Single-panel curtains can be store-bought or custom-made with various finishes at the top (pinch pleat, box pleat, classic straight hem, etc), says Shannon Eddings of Shannon Eddings Interiors in Austin, TX. Grace Gallagher, Better Homes & Gardens, 17 Oct. 2022 To that end, the new OCBD features an unfused, unlined collar and cuffs, as well as a seven-button front, a straight box pleat, and six-pleat shirring at the cuffs. Eric Twardzik, Robb Report, 30 Sep. 2021 Buy Now Gant slim-fit short-sleeve oxford shirt Real sticklers for authenticity will appreciate Gant’s attention to detail, like the locker loop over the box pleat and the button on the back of the collar. Yang-yi Goh, GQ, 5 July 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1857, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of box pleat was in 1857

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Cite this Entry

“Box pleat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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