accordion pleats


accordion pleats
permanent fold of equal width in alternating opposite directions made in some material

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Accordion Pleats — Narrow, straight pleats like those in the bellows of an accordion, ranging in widths from 1/8 in. to 1/2 in. They are put in by means of steam …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • 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

  • accordion — [ə kôr′dē ən] n. [Ger akkordion < akkord, harmony (prob. < It accordare, to be in tune: see ACCORD) + ion as in ORCHESTRION] a musical instrument with keys, metal reeds, and a bellows: it is played by alternately pulling out and pressing… …   English World dictionary

  • accordion — /əˈkɔdiən / (say uh kawdeeuhn) noun 1. a portable wind instrument with bellows and button like keys sounded by means of metallic reeds. 2. a piano accordion. –adjective 3. having folds like the bellows of an accordion: accordion pleats; accordion …   Australian English dictionary

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

  • accordion — ac•cor•di•on [[t]əˈkɔr di ən[/t]] n. 1) mad a portable wind instrument with a keyboard and a hand operated bellows for forcing air through small metal reeds 2) having evenly spaced, parallel folds like the bellows of an accordion: accordion… …   From formal English to slang

  • accordion-fold — /euh kawr dee euhn fohld /, v.t. to fold into pleats resembling the bellows of an accordion: to make a fan by accordion folding a sheet of paper. * * * …   Universalium

  • accordion-fold — /euh kawr dee euhn fohld /, v.t. to fold into pleats resembling the bellows of an accordion: to make a fan by accordion folding a sheet of paper …   Useful english dictionary

  • accordion pleat — one of a series of narrow, evenly spaced parallel pleats with alternating raised and recessed folds set into cloth or other material, usually by a commercial pleating machine. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • accordion pleat — one of a series of narrow, evenly spaced parallel pleats with alternating raised and recessed folds set into cloth or other material, usually by a commercial pleating machine. [1880 85] …   Useful english dictionary


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