adjective see pleat II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • pleat — I. transitive verb Etymology: Middle English pleten, from pleit, plete plait Date: 14th century 1. fold; especially to arrange in pleats < pleat a skirt > 2. plait 2 • pleater noun II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pleat — pleater, n. pleatless, adj. /pleet/, n. 1. a fold of definite, even width made by doubling cloth or the like upon itself and pressing or stitching it in place. v.t. 2. to fold or arrange in pleats. Also, plait. [1325 75; ME; var. of PLAIT] * * * …   Universalium

  • pleat|less — «PLEET lihs», adjective. having no pleats: »The trends to…two button suits and pleatless trousers are expected to continue (Wall Street Journal) …   Useful english dictionary

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