The definition of a plait is a braid.(noun)
An example of a plait is a sectioned and twisted piece of hair.
Plait is defined as to weave or braid.(verb)
An example of plait is weaving in hair extensions.
See plait in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME pleit < OFr < VL *plicta < pp. of L plicare, to fold: see ply
Origin: ME playten < the n.
See plait in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English pleit, fold, braid
Origin: , possibly from pleiten, to fold, braid
Origin: , alteration (influenced by Old French pleit, fold)
Origin: of Old French plier, pleiir
Origin: , from Latin plicāre, to fold; see plek- in Indo-European roots.
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