plait - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/plæt/
present tense
I/you/we/theyplait
he/she/itplaits
present participleplaiting
past tenseplaited
past participleplaited
  1. to twist three long lengths of hair, rope, wool etc over and under each other to make one single piece. The usual American word is braid

    Some of the men had plaited scraps of cloth in their long black hair.