plait·​ing | \ ˈplā-tiŋ How to pronounce plaiting (audio) \

Definition of plaiting

: the interlacing of strands : braiding

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First Known Use of plaiting

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Plaiting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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