noun Date: 15th century the interlacing of strands ; braiding

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  • Plaiting — Plait Plait, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Plaited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Plaiting}.] 1. To fold; to double in narrow folds; to pleat; as, to plait a ruffle. [1913 Webster] 2. To interweave the strands or locks of; to braid; to plat; as, to plait hair; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • plaiting — /play ting, plat ing/, n. 1. anything that is braided or pleated. 2. plaits collectively. [1375 1425; late ME pleyting. See PLAIT, ING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • plaiting — pleɪt /plæt n. fold; wrinkle, crease; ruffle, pleat (on clothing); braid v. fold, pleat, roll up; crease, wrinkle; make folds, make pleats; weave, braid …   English contemporary dictionary

  • plaiting — plait•ing [[t]ˈpleɪ tɪŋ, ˈplæt ɪŋ[/t]] n. 1) clo anything that is braided or pleated 2) clo plaits collectively • Etymology: 1375–1425 …   From formal English to slang

  • plaiting — noun ( s) Etymology: from gerund of plait (II) 1. : pleating 2 2. : the interlacing of three or more strands (as of hair or straw) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Straw plaiting — is a method of manufacturing textiles by braiding straw and the industry that surrounds the craft of producing these straw manufactures. Straw is plaited to produce products including hats and ornaments, and the process is undertaken in a number… …   Wikipedia

  • basketry — /bas ki tree, bah ski /, n. 1. baskets collectively; basketwork. 2. the art or process of making baskets. [1850 55; BASKET + RY] * * * Art and craft of making containers and other objects from interwoven flexible fibres such as grasses, twigs,… …   Universalium

  • Luton — For other uses, see Luton (disambiguation). Borough of Luton   Town, Borough Unitary authority   Luton Town Hall …   Wikipedia

  • πλέξει — πλέξις plaiting fem nom/voc/acc dual (attic epic) πλέξεϊ , πλέξις plaiting fem dat sg (epic) πλέξις plaiting fem dat sg (attic ionic) πλέκω plait aor subj act 3rd sg (epic) πλέκω plait fut ind mid 2nd sg πλέκω plait fut ind act 3rd sg …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

  • Symplectic — Sym*plec tic, a. [Gr. ? plaiting together, fr. ? to plait together.] (Anat.) Plaiting or joining together; said of a bone next above the quadrate in the mandibular suspensorium of many fishes, which unites together the other bones of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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