Origin of pleatMiddle English pleten, variant, variety of playten: see plait
A man wearing a pleated kilt.
- 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.
transitive verbpleat·ed, pleat·ing, pleats
Origin of pleatMiddle English plet variant of plait pleat, fold ; see plait .
- (sewing) A fold in the fabric of a garment, as a part of the design of the garment, with the purpose of adding controlled fullness or taking up excess fabric. There are many types of pleats, differing in their construction and appearance.
- (botany) A fold in an organ, usually a longitudinal fold in a long leaf such as that of palmetto, lending it stiffness.
- A plait.
(third-person singular simple present pleats, present participle pleating, simple past and past participle pleated)
- They are flat-front shorts that hit just above the knee and feature a single pleat and tailoring, as well as durability so that your son may run and play as much as he likes.
- Solid Pleat Front One Piece: Done in a cool light blue, this swimsuit features a square, yet low-cut neckline that is quite flattering to the bodice.
- Traditional girls' tennis clothing includes adorable splayed pleat skirts and polos, but in recent years, tennis uniforms have evolved dramatically.
- Back pleat - The inverted pleat starts at the back of the neck under the collar and extends to the hemline to provide extra room for movement.
- To reduce bulkiness where the unit folds in half, use straight scissors to remove a piece of paper about one inch long from the inside pleat.