Definitions for: Pleat


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



Webster (1913) Definition: Pleat (pl[=e]t), n. & v. t.
See Plait.

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

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