box pleat

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a double pleat, with the material folded under at each side.
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Also called box plait .

Origin of box pleat

First recorded in 1880–85
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How to use box pleat in a sentence

  • If the pleats are to be one-half inch deep, the box pleat will be one inch across.

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  • Be very accurate, being careful to keep the box pleat the exact width desired.

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  • The pleating may be caught together at top and bottom of box pleat, and it is then known as rose pleating.

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  • The skirt for the large girls is plain with a wide box pleat at the back.

British Dictionary definitions for box pleat

box pleat

a flat double pleat made by folding under the fabric on either side of it
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