verb (used with object)
- plan b,
- plan on,
- plan position indicator
Origin of plait
Examples from the Web for plait
A name given to a plait made with the strands of a rope, which forms part of several useful and ornamental knots.The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth
Her shining hair was--compressed into a plait that would have done credit to a rope-maker.Jackanapes, Daddy Darwin's Dovecot and Other Stories|Juliana Horatio Ewing
"I don't intend to plait my hair in a queue any more," Hamish declared contemptuously.The Story of Old Fort Loudon|Charles Egbert Craddock
With trembling fingers she took off her bonnet, and unfastened her hair from its plait.White Lilac; or the Queen of the May|Amy Walton
I was born of poor and honest parents; and my father, who was a basket-maker by trade, taught me to plait all kinds of baskets.The Thousand and One Days|Julia Pardoe
Word Origin for plait
late 14c., "to fold, gather in pleats," also "to braid or weave," from Old French pleir "to fold," variant of ploier, ployer "to fold, bend," from Latin plicare "to fold" (see ply (v.1)). Related: Plaited; plaiting.
c.1400, "a fold, a crease," from Anglo-French pleit, Old French ploit, earlier pleit, "fold, manner of folding," from Latin plicatus, past participle of plicare "to lay, fold, twist" (see ply (v.1)). Meaning "interlaced strands of hair, ribbon, etc." is from 1520s, perhaps from plait (v.).