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accordion pleat


noun

one of a series of narrow, evenly spaced parallel pleats with alternating raised and recessed folds set into cloth or other material, usually by a commercial pleating machine.

Nearby words

according to all accounts, according to hoyle, accordingly, accordion, accordion graft, accordion pleat, accordion pleats, accordion-fold, accordionist, accost, accosted

Origin of accordion pleat

First recorded in 1880–85
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British Dictionary definitions for accordion pleats

accordion pleats


pl n

tiny knife pleats
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