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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Clothes & fashion
pleatpleat /pliːt/ noun [countable usually plural]  DCa flat narrow fold in a skirt, a pair of trousers, a dress etc
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pleatYou will need a pleat and space at each end of the heading for balance.Her collar and pleats were pressed, and there was a perfect white ribbon in her hair.So this was what the eve-ning was about, our hidden pockets, the ragged seams and pleats of our history.How do I pack my pleats?Opera diva Jessye Norman swears by his comfortable and sophisticated signature pleats.It's easy - don't fold it across the pleats.Problems occur particularly when the fabric is printed off grain and the pleats follow a horizontal design on the fabric.She smoothed down the pleats of the skirt and strapped the watch on her arm.
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