Pleat



[pleet] /plit/

noun
1.
a fold of definite, even width made by doubling cloth or the like upon itself and pressing or stitching it in place.
verb (used with object)
2.
to fold or arrange in pleats.
/pliːt/
noun
1.
any of various types of fold formed by doubling back fabric and pressing, stitching, or steaming into place See also box pleat, inverted pleat, kick pleat, knife pleat, sunburst pleats
verb
2.
(transitive) to arrange (material, part of a garment, etc) in pleats
v.

1560s, used as the verb version of plait (n.) and probably representing an alternative pronunciation. Related: Pleated; pleating.
n.

“a fold,” 1580s, variant of plait (n.). With a gap in the printed record 17c.-18c., but probably it was in continuous oral use.

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