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English definition of “pleat”

pleat

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