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English definition of “pleat”

pleat

noun [C] uk   /pliːt/ us  
a narrow fold in a piece of cloth made by pressing or sewing two parts of the cloth togetherKnitting and sewing
pleated
adjective uk   /ˈpliː.tɪd/ us    /-t̬ɪd/
a pleated skirtThe style, appearance, and make-up of clothes
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