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- n. A kind of pleat that is set near the hem of a straight skirt to allow the wearer to walk comfortably while preserving the narrow style line.
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- n. pleat in back of a straight skirt to allow ease in walking
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At the King David Hotel, I changed into the dress I had inherited from my bubbe Mary—of her own design, it was beige with brown embroidered flowers, a darted bodice, and a lovely bowed kick pleat in the back.