Definition of pleat noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//pliːt//
; NAmE NAmE//pliːt//
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a permanent fold in a piece of cloth, made by sewing the top or side of the fold a shirt with narrow pleats at the front Word Originlate Middle English: a variant of plait. The written form of the word became obsolete between c.1700 and the end of the 19th cent.
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