box pleat
noun Date: 1877 a pleat made by forming two folded edges one facing right and the other left

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • box pleat — n. a double pleat with the under edges folded toward each other: see PLEAT …   English World dictionary

  • box-pleat — boxˈ pleat noun A type of double pleat formed by folding the cloth under in both directions • • • Main Entry: ↑box …   Useful english dictionary

  • box pleat — box′ pleat n. clo a double pleat, with the material folded under at each side • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • box pleat — ► NOUN ▪ a pleat consisting of two parallel creases forming a raised band …   English terms dictionary

  • box pleat — noun a flat double pleat made by folding under the fabric on either side of it • Hypernyms: ↑pleat, ↑plait • Part Holonyms: ↑skirt * * * noun Etymology: box (II) + …   Useful english dictionary

  • box pleat — a double pleat, with the material folded under at each side. Also called box plait. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • box pleat — /ˈbɒks plit/ (say boks pleet) noun a double pleat, with the material folded under at each side. –box pleated, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • box pleat — noun a pleat consisting of two parallel creases facing opposite directions and forming a raised panel …   English new terms 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

  • box — 1. n. & v. n. 1 a container, usu. with flat sides and of firm material such as wood or card, esp. for holding solids. 2 a the amount that will fill a box. b Brit. a gift of a kind formerly given to tradesmen etc. at Christmas. 3 a separate… …   Useful english dictionary

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