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braid

noun uk   /breɪd/ us  

braid noun (CLOTH)

[U] ( also braiding) a thin strip of cloth or twisted threads that is attached to clothes, uniforms, or other things made of cloth, as a decoration: The captain of the ship wore a cap decorated with gold braid (= twisted gold threads).

braid noun (HAIR)

[C] mainly US ( UK usually plait) a length of hair or other material that is divided into three parts that are then crossed over each other in a special pattern: She usually wears her hair in a braid/in two braids.

braid

verb [I or T] uk   /breɪd/ mainly US ( UK usually plait) us  
to join three or more pieces of hair or string-like material by putting them over each other in a special pattern: She braided the horse's tail. a braided leather bracelet/belt
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