Plait definition

plāt, plăt
The definition of a plait is a braid.

An example of a plait is a sectioned and twisted piece of hair.

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A braid of hair, ribbon, etc.
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To braid or interweave.
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To make by braiding.
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Plait is defined as to weave or braid.

An example of plait is weaving in hair extensions.

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To make by braiding.
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A flat fold; a doubling, as of cloth; a pleat.

A box plait.

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A braid, as of hair or straw; a plat.
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To fold; to double in narrow folds; to pleat; as, to plait a ruffle.
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To interweave the strands or locks of; to braid; to plat; as, to plait hair; to plait rope.
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A braid, especially of hair.
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A pleat.
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To braid.
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To pleat.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
plait
Plural:
plaits

Origin of plait

  • 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 plek- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French pleit, from Latin plecto, which is akin to Old Norse flétta (Danish flette) and to Russian сплетать (spletatʹ).

    From Wiktionary