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noun as in fold

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Some resemble the tight corkscrew ringlets of a 1980s perm or the pleats of an accordion.

Pleats should be approximately 1 ½ inches wide on the outside, a half-inch wide on the inside, and be parallel to the nose band.

The kids are wearing bottoms with animal print, chains and charms, pleats, textures, neon colors, and shades of brown and beige.

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You look at a structured coat from the front, and then from the back you see this beautiful pleat.

Some have one pleat on each leg rather than double pleats, for example.

Captain Raff had done the bandaging: he stood back from the last neat pleat.

If a soft-looking or puffy, “fat”-looking bow is desired, pleat the ribbon singly before making the loops.

If the pleats are to be one-half inch deep, the box pleat will be one inch across.

Be very accurate, being careful to keep the box pleat the exact width desired.

The pleating may be caught together at top and bottom of box pleat, and it is then known as rose pleating.


On this page you'll find 24 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pleat, such as: crease, crimp, flounce, flute, gather, and kilt.

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