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plait

[ pleyt, plat ]
/ pleɪt, plæt /
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noun
a braid, especially of hair or straw.
a pleat or fold, as of cloth.
verb (used with object)
to braid, as hair or straw.
to make, as a mat, by braiding.
to pleat.
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Origin of plait

1350–1400; Middle English pleyt<Middle French pleit<Latin plicitum, neuter of plicitus, past participle of plicāre to fold; see ply2

OTHER WORDS FROM plait

in·ter·plait, verb (used with object)
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British Dictionary definitions for plait

plait
/ (plæt) /

noun
a length of hair, ribbon, etc, that has been plaited
(in Britain) a loaf of bread of several twisting or intertwining parts
a rare spelling of pleat
verb
(tr) to intertwine (strands or strips) in a pattern

Word Origin for plait

C15 pleyt, from Old French pleit, from Latin plicāre to fold; see ply ²
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