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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.