accordion-pleating

accordˈion-pleating or accordion pleats noun
Pleating with very narrow folds like the bellows of an accordion
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Main Entry:accordion

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  • accordion pleats — accordˈion pleating or accordion pleats noun Pleating with very narrow folds like the bellows of an accordion • • • Main Entry: ↑accordion …   Useful english dictionary

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  • pleat — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. plait, corrugation, wrinkle; fold, plicature, ply; doubling. v. t. crease, gather, flounce, ruffle; foldover, play, pucker; corrugate. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. pleating, tuck, crease; see fold 1 ,… …   English dictionary for students

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