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)
to fold or arrange in pleats.
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
(transitive) to arrange (material, part of a garment, etc) in pleats
1560s, used as the verb version of plait (n.) and probably representing an alternative pronunciation. Related: Pleated; pleating.
“a fold,” 1580s, variant of plait (n.). With a gap in the printed record 17c.-18c., but probably it was in continuous oral use.
noun a type of synthetic leather made of polyurethane film Examples Pleather’s popularity has increased due to its less expensive price, ease of care, versatility, and animal-friendly existence. n. by 1991, from plastic + leather.
[pleb] /plɛb/ noun 1. a member of the plebs; a or commoner. 2. (def 1). /plɛb/ noun 1. short for plebeian 2. (Brit, informal, often derogatory) a common vulgar person n. 1856 as a colloquial shortening of plebeian in the ancient Roman sense. West Point sense attested by 1851 (see plebe).
/ˈplɛbɪ/ adjective -bier, -biest 1. (Brit, informal, often derogatory) common or vulgar: a plebby party
[pleeb] /plib/ noun 1. Also, pleb. (at the U.S. Military and Naval academies) a member of the freshman class. 2. Obsolete. (def 4). /pliːb/ noun 1. (informal) a member of the lowest class at the US Naval Academy or Military Academy; freshman n. also pleb, “member of the lowest class at a U.S. military academy,” […]