accordion pleat


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

  1. according to all accounts,
  2. according to hoyle,
  3. accordingly,
  4. accordion,
  5. accordion graft,
  6. accordion pleats,
  7. accordion-fold,
  8. accordionist,
  9. accost,
  10. accosted

Origin of accordion pleat

First recorded in 1880–85 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019