"plait" in the noun sense
1. braid, plait, tress, twist
a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair
2. pleat, plait
any of various types of fold formed by doubling fabric back upon itself and then pressing or stitching into shape
"plait" in the verb sense
1. braid, lace, plait
make by braiding or interlacing
"lace a tablecloth"
weave into plaits
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