PLAIT, noun [Gr. to twist.]
1. A fold; a doubling; as of cloth.
It is very difficult to trace out the figure of a vest through all the plaits and folding of the drapery.
2. A braid of hair; a tress.
PLAIT, verb transitive To fold; to double in narrow streaks; as, to plait a gown or a sleeve.
1. To braid; to interweave strands; as, to plait the hair.
2. To entangle; to involve.