from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A double pleat having two upper folds facing in opposite directions and two under folds pressed toward each other.
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- noun a flat double pleat made by folding under the fabric on either side of it
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treeseed commented on the word box pleat
Box pleats are knife pleats back-to-back, and have a tendency to spring out from the waistline. They have the same 3:1 ratio as knife pleats, and may also be stacked to form stacked box pleats. These stacked box pleats create more fullness and have a 5:1 ratio. They also create a bulkier seam. Inverted box pleats have the "box" on the inside rather than the outside.
See also knife pleat
February 3, 2008