plait /ˈplet, ˈplæt/
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.
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.
n 1: a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair [syn: braid,
2: any of various types of fold formed by doubling fabric back
upon itself and then pressing or stitching into shape
v 1: make by braiding or interlacing; "lace a tablecloth" [syn: braid,
2: weave into plaits; "plait hair"