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A pleat is a creased fold in fabric. Your long wool coat might have a single pleat in back, down toward the hem.

Some pleats are creased sharply, or even stitched firmly in place, while others are looser. The pleats in a little girl’s frilly dress or in a skirt that has pleats all the way around might be called “accordion pleats,” while a kilt usually has one “box pleat” in the back, with simple “knife pleats” on either side. Pleat is also a verb, meaning “to make or sew a pleat.”

Definitions of pleat
  1. noun

    any of various types of fold formed by doubling fabric back upon itself and then pressing or stitching into shape

    synonyms:

    plait

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    box pleat

    a flat double pleat made by folding under the fabric on either side of it
    inverted pleat

    a box pleat reversed so that the fullness is turned inward
    kick pleat

    pleat in back of a straight skirt to allow ease in walking
    knife pleat

    a single pleat turned in one direction
    tuck

    a narrow flattened pleat or fold that is stitched in place
    dart

    a tapered tuck made in dressmaking
    sunburst pleat, sunray pleat

    knife pleat cut on the bias to produce a flared effect
    type of:

    bend, crease, crimp, flexure, fold, plication

    an angular or rounded shape made by folding

  2. verb

    pleat or gather into a ruffle

    synonyms:

    ruffle

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    type of:

    fold, fold up, turn up

    bend or lay so that one part covers the other

  3. verb

    fold into pleats, “Pleat the cloth”

    synonyms:

    plicate

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    type of:

    fold, fold up, turn up

    bend or lay so that one part covers the other

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