plat / plăt
1. (a variant spelling of plait) a braid
We walked out on the roadside to wait for transportation, she with high top shoes and a plat of hair down each side of [her] cheeks, myself wearing heavy shoes and new overalls.
Mack Holley, 1913 – ?
2. a piece of land
Indeed, these lofty plats of table-land seem to form a peculiar feature in the American continents.
From “Astoria or Anecdotes of an enterprise beyond the Rocky Mountains” by Washington Irving, 1783 – 1859
3. a map of land showing its actual or planned features
An application for land subdivision requires submittal of a drawing (plat) of the proposed subdivision to the Department of Development Services, and a public hearing before the City’s Planning Commission.
www.cctexas.com/services/construction-and-property-services/starting-building-project/platting, accessed January 9, 2023
1. to braid
This is that very Mab
That plats the manes of horses in the night
From “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare, 1564 – 1616
2. to make a map of an area of land, showing its actual or planned features
Before the city could ultimately sell and transfer the property to Iowa River Hospice, it needed to plat the land.
Joe Fisher, “Iowa River Hospice Secures Property”, ‘Times-Republican’, June 30, 2021