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pleat / plēt/ • n. a double or multiple fold in a garment or other item made of cloth, held by stitching the top or side. • v. [tr.] fold into pleats: she was absently pleating her skirt between her fingers | [as adj.] (pleated) a short pleated skirt. DERIVATIVES: pleat·er n.

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pleat

pleat vb. fold (cloth), gather (drapery) into pleats XIV; sb. fold of cloth or drapery XVI. Early form plete, var. of PLAIT.

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