Pleat meaning

plēt
To press or arrange in pleats.

Pleat a skirt; pleat curtains.

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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.

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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.

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A fold in cloth made by doubling the material upon itself and then pressing or stitching it into place.
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A flat double fold in cloth or other material, of uniform width and pressed or stitched in place.
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To lay and press (cloth) in a pleat or series of pleats.
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(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.
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(botany) A fold in an organ, usually a longitudinal fold in a long leaf such as that of palmetto, lending it stiffness.
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To form one or more pleats in a piece of fabric or a garment.
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Origin of pleat

  • Middle English plet variant of plait pleat, fold plait

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