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plait

noun

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a length of something formed of three or more strands woven together
  • she wore a plait down her back that reached her waist

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plait

verb

Synonyms of plait (Entry 2 of 2)

to form into a braid
  • plaited the doll's hair so it wouldn't tangle

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The first known use of plait was in the 14th century

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“Plait.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/plait. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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