Definition of ploat in English:

ploat

verb

English Regional, Scottish, Northern
  • with object To pluck; to strip of feathers, wool, etc. Frequently figurative: to rob or plunder, to fleece.

Origin

Mid 18th century. From Dutch ploten (also Dutch regional (West Flemish) plotten) to pluck, to strip the wool from a fleece; further etymology uncertain and disputed.

Pronunciation

ploat

/pləʊt/