Plait (?), n. [OE. playte, OF. pleit, L. plicatum, plicitum, p.p. of plicare to fold, akin to plectere to plait. See Ply, and cf. Plat to weave, Pleat, Plight fold.]

1.

A flat fold; a doubling, as of cloth; a pleat; as, a box plait.

The plaits and foldings of the drapery. Addison.

2.

A braid, as of hair or straw; a plat.

Polish plait. Med. Same as Plica.

 

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Plait, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Plaited; p. pr. & vb. n. Plaiting.]

1.

To fold; to double in narrow folds; to pleat; as, to plait a ruffle.

2.

To interweave the strands or locks of; to braid; to plat; as, to plait hair; to plait rope.

 

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