The definition of a pleat is a stitched down double fold in a piece of fabric.(noun)
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.(verb)
An example of pleat is sewing the double folds in a school girl's skirt.
See pleat in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME pleten, var. of playten: see plait
See pleat in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English plet
Origin: , variant of plait, pleat, fold; see plait.
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