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 (plāt, plăt)
1. A braid, especially of hair.
2. A pleat.
tr.v. plait·ed, plait·ing, plaits
1. To braid.
2. To pleat.
3. To make by braiding.

[Middle English pleit, fold, braid, possibly from pleiten, to fold, braid, alteration (influenced by Old French pleit, fold) of Old French plier, pleiir, from Latin plicāre, to fold; see plek- in Indo-European roots.]

plait′er n.


(Crafts) a person who plaits something such as wool, hair, or threads
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Noun1.plaiter - someone who plaits (hair or fabric etc.)
skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker - a worker who has acquired special skills
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