knife pleat

knife pleat
a sharply creased narrow pleat, usually one of a series folded in the same direction.
[1890-95]

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  • Pleat — A pleat (older plait) is a type of fold formed by doubling fabric back upon itself and securing it in place. It is commonly used in clothing and upholstery to gather a wide piece of fabric to a narrower circumference. [ Picken, Mary Brooks, The… …   Wikipedia

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