1. [ noun ] (clothing) any of various types of fold formed by doubling fabric back upon itself and then pressing or stitching into shape
Synonyms: plait
Related terms: fold inverted_pleat knife_pleat tuck box_pleat kick_pleat braid
2. [ verb ] fold into pleats, "Pleat the cloth"
Synonyms: plicate
Related terms: fold fold
3. [ verb ] pleat or gather into a ruffle
Synonyms: ruffle

"ruffle the curtain fabric"

Related terms: fold
Similar spelling:   plat