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Meaning of PLEAT

Pronunciation:  pleet

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any of various types of fold formed by doubling fabric back upon itself and then pressing or stitching into shape
  2. [v]  fold into pleats, "Pleat the cloth"
  3. [v]  pleat or gather into a ruffle; "ruffle the curtain fabric"

PLEAT is a 5 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: plait, plicate, ruffle
 See Also: bend, box pleat, crease, crimp, flexure, fold, fold, fold up, inverted pleat, kick pleat, knife pleat, plication, tuck, turn up



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pleat\ (pl[=e]t), n. & v. t.
See {Plait}.

Thesaurus Terms
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