Definition of box pleat in English:

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box pleat

Pronunciation: /ˈbäks ˈˌplēt/


A pleat consisting of two parallel creases facing opposite directions and forming a raised section in between.
Example sentences
  • This 75% polynosic / 25% polyester sanded check weave short sleeve shirt has a full button placket, shell buttons, pocket, side slits, and full back yoke with box pleat, locket loop, and button.
  • Every outdoor person recognizes the special need for freedom of motion, so these shirts offer an expansion back with a box pleat that permits motion while the shirt remains tucked in.
  • The centre pleat on each side is a deep inverted box pleat which opens out when something largish is carried inside the bag.

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Syllabification: box pleat

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