- The definition of a pleat is a stitched down double fold in a piece of fabric.
An example of a pleat is the folded fabric in a kilt.
- Pleat is defined as to press and stitch down double folds in a piece of fabric.
An example of pleat is sewing the double folds in a school girl's skirt.
Origin: Middle English pleten, variant, variety of playten: see plait
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Origin: Middle English plet, variant of plait, pleat, fold; see plait.
- pleatˈer noun