AskDefine | Define plait

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1 a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair [syn: braid, tress, twist]
2 any of various types of fold formed by doubling fabric back upon itself and then pressing or stitching into shape [syn: pleat]


1 make by braiding or interlacing; "lace a tablecloth" [syn: braid, lace]
2 weave into plaits; "plait hair"

User Contributed Dictionary



  • IPA: /ple:t/ or /plæt/
    Rhymes: -æt


  1. A flat fold; a doubling, as of cloth; a pleat; as, a box plait.
  2. A braid, as of hair or straw; a plat.


  1. To fold; to double in narrow folds; to pleat; as, to plait a ruffle.
  2. To interweave the strands or locks of; to braid; to plat; as, to plait hair; to plait rope.

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