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pleat

pleat

 
pronunciation:
plit
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition: a decorative permanent fold of even width, pressed or sewn in the fabric of a garment, curtain, or the like.
similar words:
fold, plait, pucker, ruffle, tuck
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: pleated, pleating, pleats
definition: to double over (fabric) in a fold and press or sew as a pleat.
derivation: pleatless (adj.)