pleat

pleat
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. plait, corrugation, wrinkle; fold, plicature, ply; doubling. —v. t. crease, gather, flounce, ruffle; foldover, play, pucker; corrugate.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. pleating, tuck, crease; see fold 1 , plait .
Types of pleats include: box, knife, accordion, inverted, unpressed, machine, umbrella, trouser. v.
Syn. ruffle, crease, gather; see fold 2 .
III
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun A line or an arrangement made by the doubling of one part over another: crease, crimp, crinkle, crumple, fold, plica, plication, pucker, rim-ple, ruck2, rumple, wrinkle. See SMOOTH. II verb To bend together or make a crease in so that one part lies over another: crease, double, fold, ply1, ruck2. See ORDER, SMOOTH.

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