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plat1

[plat] /plæt/
noun
1.
a plot of ground.
2.
a plan or map, as of land.
verb (used with object), platted, platting.
3.
to make a plat of; plot.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English; variant of plot, reinforced by Middle English plat flat of a sword < Old French: something flat (see plate1)

plat2

[plat] /plæt/
noun
1.
a plait or braid.
verb (used with object), platted, platting.
2.
to plait; braid.
Origin
1350-1400; Middle English; variant of plait
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British Dictionary definitions for plats

plat1

/plæt/
noun
1.
a small area of ground; plot
Word Origin
C16 (also occurring in Middle English in place names): originally variant of plot²

plat2

/plæt/
noun, verb (dialect) plats, platting, platted
1.
a variant spelling of plait
Word Origin
C16: variant of plait
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Word Origin and History for plats

plat

n.

"piece of ground," 1510s, from plot (q.v.), assimilated to Middle English adjective plat "flat," which is from Old French plat "flat, stretched out" (see plateau (n.)). See OED for full explanation.

v.

"to interweave," late 14c., variant of plait (v.). Related: Platted; platting.

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