Definition of pleat in English:

pleat

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Pronunciation: /pliːt
 
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noun

  • A double or multiple fold in a garment or other item made of cloth, held by stitching the top or side.
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    • It has a tailored collar with top button loop, hemmed sleeves, matte pearl buttons, a double-layer back yoke with pleats, left chest pocket and a clean-finish hem with side vents.
    • Finally, keep in mind that pants with no pleats or a single pleat are more flattering than multiple pleats.
    • The long-sleeve style has button-through sleeve plackets, adjustable cuffs and a back pleat.
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verb

[with object] Back to top  

Origin

late Middle English: a variant of plait. The written form of the word became obsolete between circa1700 and the end of the 19th century.

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