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Noun: pleat  pleet
  1. Any of various types of fold formed by doubling fabric back upon itself and then pressing or stitching into shape
    - plait
Verb: pleat  pleet
  1. Pleat or gather into a ruffle
    "pleat the curtain fabric";
    - ruffle
  2. Fold into pleats
    "Pleat the cloth";
    - plicate

Derived forms: pleats, pleating, pleated

Type of: bend, crease, crimp, flexure, fold, fold up, plication, turn up

Encyclopedia: Pleat, David