kick pleat
noun Date: 1926 a short inverted pleat (as at the bottom of a skirt) used to give breadth

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • kick pleat — n. a double pleat with the outer edges folded toward each other, to allow expansion in a skirt, as at the bottom of a woman s skirt: cf. BOX PLEAT …   English World dictionary

  • kick pleat — kick′ pleat n. clo an inverted pleat extending upward a short distance from the hemline at the back of a narrow skirt • Etymology: 1930–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • kick pleat — noun pleat in back of a straight skirt to allow ease in walking • Hypernyms: ↑pleat, ↑plait • Part Holonyms: ↑skirt * * * noun : a short inverted pleat used to give breadth (as at the bottom of a skirt for ease in walking or at the bottom of a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • kick pleat — an inverted pleat extending upward 6 to 10 in. (15 to 25 cm) from the hemline at the back of a narrow skirt, to allow freedom in walking. [1930 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • kick-pleat — noun an inverted pleat in a narrow skirt to allow freedom of movement …   English new terms dictionary

  • kick pleat — /ˈkɪk plit/ (say kik pleet) noun a short flat pleat, about 8 to 12 cm from the hem at the back of a straight skirt, dress, etc., enabling the wearer to walk freely …   Australian English dictionary

  • kick — 1. v. & n. v. 1 tr. strike or propel forcibly with the foot or hoof etc. 2 intr. (usu. foll. by at, against) a strike out with the foot. b express annoyance at or dislike of (treatment, a proposal etc.); rebel against. 3 tr. sl. give up (a habit) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pleat — A pleat (older plait) is a type of fold formed by doubling fabric back upon itself and securing it in place. It is commonly used in clothing and upholstery to gather a wide piece of fabric to a narrower circumference. [ Picken, Mary Brooks, The… …   Wikipedia

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  • National FFA Organization — Motto Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve Formation 1928 Type Youth organiz …   Wikipedia

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