plat

1
[plat]
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verb (used with object), plat·ted, plat·ting.
  1. to make a plat of; plot.

Origin of plat

1
1400–50; late Middle English; variant of plot, reinforced by Middle English plat flat of a sword < Old French: something flat (see plate1)

plat

2
[plat]
noun
  1. a plait or braid.
verb (used with object), plat·ted, plat·ting.
  1. to plait; braid.

Origin of plat

2
1350–1400; Middle English; variant of plait
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British Dictionary definitions for platting

plat

1
noun
  1. a small area of ground; plot

Word Origin for plat

C16 (also occurring in Middle English in place names): originally variant of plot ²

plat

2
noun, verb plats, platting or platted dialect
  1. a variant spelling of plait

Word Origin for plat

C16: variant of plait
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Word Origin and History for platting

plat

n.

"piece of ground," 1510s, from plot (q.v.), assimilated to Middle English adjective plat "flat," which is from Old French plat "flat, stretched out" (see plateau (n.)). See OED for full explanation.

plat

v.

"to interweave," late 14c., variant of plait (v.). Related: Platted; platting.

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