Meaning of “pleat” in the English Dictionary

"pleat" in British English

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pleatnoun [ C ]

uk /pliːt/ us /pliːt/

a narrow fold in a piece of cloth made by pressing or sewing two parts of the cloth together

pleated
adjective uk /ˈpliː.tɪd/ us /ˈpliː.t̬ɪd/

a pleated skirt

(Definition of “pleat” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pleat" in American English

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pleatnoun [ C ]

us /plit/

a flat, usually narrow, fold made in a piece of cloth by pressing or sewing two parts of the cloth together

pleated
adjective us /ˈplit̬·əd/

a pleated skirt

(Definition of “pleat” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)