plait Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “plait” in the English Dictionary

"plait" in British English

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plaitverb [I or T]

uk   us   /plæt/ (US usually braid)
to ​join three or more ​pieces of ​hair or string-like ​material by putting them over each other in a ​specialpattern: She plaited the horse's ​tail. a plaited ​leatherbracelet/​belt

plaitnoun [C]

uk   us   /plæt/ (US usually braid)
a ​length of ​hair or other ​material that is ​divided into three ​parts that are then ​crossed over each other in a ​specialpattern: She usually ​wears her ​hair in a plait/in two plaits.
(Definition of plait from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"plait" in American English

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plaitverb, noun

 us   /pleɪt, plæt/ esp. Br
braid
(Definition of plait from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “plait”
in Korean 땋다…
in Arabic يَجْدُل, يُضَفِّر…
in Malaysian tocang, jalinan…
in French tresse…
in Russian заплетать косу…
in Chinese (Traditional) 把…編成辮…
in Italian intrecciare…
in Turkish örmek, örgü yapmak…
in Polish splatać, zaplatać…
in Spanish trenza…
in Vietnamese đuôi sam, dây bện…
in Portuguese trançar…
in Thai (ผม) เปีย, รอยจีบ…
in German geflochtener Zopf, das Geflecht…
in Catalan trenar…
in Japanese (髪やロープなど)を三つ編みにする, 編む…
in Chinese (Simplified) 把…编成辫…
in Indonesian kepang, jalinan…
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