plait

Part of speech: verb

To braid.

Part of speech: verb

To double in narrow folds.

Part of speech: verb

To mat.

Part of speech: noun

A fold fixed in place by sewing or otherwise.

Part of speech: noun

A braid. pleat.

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Usage examples "plait":

  1. The complainant went up to her and asked her why she did not plait it as she ought, and not hold it in her hand as she did. - "The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus", American Anti-Slavery Society.
  2. The old maid wore a merino gown of a dark plum color, of which the cut and trimming dated from the year of the Restoration; a little worked collar, worth perhaps three francs; and a common straw hat with blue satin ribbons edged with straw plait, such as the old- clothes buyers wear at market. - "Cousin Betty", Honore de Balzac.
  3. A good deal of straw plait is still made by the women of this neighbourhood. - "Hertfordshire", Herbert W Tompkins.