American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A fold in cloth made by doubling the material upon itself and then pressing or stitching it into place.
- v. To press or arrange in pleats: pleat a skirt; pleat curtains.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See plait.
- n. 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.
- v. transitive To form one or more pleats in a piece of fabric or a garment.
GNU Webster's 1913
- See plait.
- n. any of various types of fold formed by doubling fabric back upon itself and then pressing or stitching into shape
- v. fold into pleats,
- v. pleat or gather into a ruffle
- Middle English plet, variant of plait, pleat, fold; see plait. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“I couldn't tell the difference between a "pleat" and the two things you keep between them.”
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