What does the word braid mean?

Usage examples for braid

  1. For a moment Dora stood thinking- then catching up the beautiful braid and comparing it with her own she exclaimed, It was mine! – Dora Deane by Mary J. Holmes
  2. There's Huks here, Sergeant Madden told him, their hair in a braid and all set to go. – A Matter of Importance by William Fitzgerald Jenkins