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- Rhymes: -iːt
pleat (plural pleats)
- (sewing) A fold in the fabric of a garment, as a part of the design of the garment, with the purpose of adding controlled fullness or taking up excess fabric. There are many types of pleats, differing in their construction and appearance.
- (botany) A fold in an organ, usually a longitudinal fold in a long leaf such as that of palmetto, lending it stiffness.
- A plait.
a fold in a fabric of a garment
Derived terms 
To form pleats in a piece of fabric or garment
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- Persian: چین (chin)