- The definition of a plait is a braid.
An example of a plait is a sectioned and twisted piece of hair.
- Plait is defined as to weave or braid.
An example of plait is weaving in hair extensions.
plait definition by Webster's New World
- a braid of hair, ribbon, etc.
Origin: Middle English pleit ; from Old French ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form plicta ; from past participle of Classical Latin plicare, to fold: see ply
- to braid or interweave
- to make by braiding
Origin: ME playten < the n.
- plaiter noun
plait definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A braid, especially of hair.
- A pleat.
- To braid.
- To pleat.
- To make by braiding.
Origin: Middle English pleit, fold, braid, possibly from pleiten, to fold, braid, alteration (influenced by Old French pleit, fold) of Old French plier, pleiir, from Latin plicāre, to fold; see plek- in Indo-European roots.
- plaitˈer noun