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box pleat

a double pleat, with the material folded under at each side.
Also called box plait.
Origin of box pleat
1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for box pleat
  • They shall be cut square at the bottom and have a one and one-half inch box pleat in the center.
  • The back is trimmed with a box pleat on each side and is fastened by three tiny buttons.
British Dictionary definitions for box pleat

box pleat

a flat double pleat made by folding under the fabric on either side of it
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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