[ kil-ting ]
/ ˈkɪl tɪŋ /
an arrangement of kilt pleats.
Words nearby kilting
Definition for kilting (2 of 2)
[ kilt ]
/ kɪlt /
any short, pleated skirt, especially a tartan wraparound, as that worn by men in the Scottish Highlands.
verb (used with object)
to draw or tuck up, as the skirt, about oneself.
to provide (a skirt) with kilt pleats.
Origin of kilt
1300–50; Middle English kylte, perhaps < Scandinavian; compare Danish kilte to tuck up
OTHER WORDS FROM kiltkilt·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for kilting
/ (kɪlt) /
a knee-length pleated skirt-like garment, esp one in tartan, as worn by men in Highland dress
to tuck (a skirt) up around one's body
to put pleats in (cloth, a skirt, etc)
Derived forms of kiltkilted, adjectivekiltlike, adjective
Word Origin for kilt
C18: of Scandinavian origin; compare Danish kilte to tuck up, Old Swedish kilta lap
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