• IPA: /pleɪt/, /plæt/

plait (plural plaits)

  1. A flat fold; a doubling, as of cloth; a pleat.
    a box plait
    • 1705 (revised 1718), Joseph Addison, Remarks on Several Parts of Italy
      the plaits and foldings of the drapery
  2. A braid, as of hair or straw; a plat.
Related terms Translations
  • French: pli
  • German: Falte
  • Italian: piega, pieghettatura, plissettatura
  • Portuguese: dobra, prega
  • Russian: скла́дка

plait (plaits, present participle plaiting; past and past participle plaited)

  1. (transitive) To fold; to double in narrow folds; to pleat
    to plait a ruffle
  2. (transitive) To interweave the strands or locks of; to braid
    to plait hair
    plaiting rope

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