slip stitch
slip stitch slip stitch n. loose stitch catching only a thread or two of fabric, designed to be invisible from the right side. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • slip stitch — slip′ stitch n. clo a loose stitch taken between two layers of fabric, as on a facing or hem, so as to be invisible on the right or outer side • Etymology: 1880–85 slip′ stitch , v.t. v.i …   From formal English to slang

  • slip stitch — n. a continuous stitch, especially for a hem, in which the needle is put through the folded part of the hem, picking up a few threads of the fabric on the inside, so as to be invisible on the outside …   English World dictionary

  • slip stitch — noun a loose stitch catching only a thread or two of fabric; designed to be invisible from the right side • Hypernyms: ↑sewing stitch, ↑embroidery stitch * * * noun Etymology: slip (I) 1. : a concealed stitch for sewing folded edges (as hems,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • slip-stitch — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ transitive verb Etymology: slip stitch : to sew with slip stitches slip stitch facing to a garment * * * /slip stich /, v.t., v.i. Sewing. to sew with slip stitches. [1895 1900] * * * slipˈ stitch transitive verb To join using slip… …   Useful english dictionary

  • slip stitch — noun 1》 (in sewing) a loose stitch joining layers of fabric and not visible externally. 2》 Knitting a type of stitch in which the stitches are moved from one needle to the other without being knitted. verb (slip stitch) sew or knit with slip… …   English new terms dictionary

  • slip stitch — stitch that cannot be seen, blind stitch …   English contemporary dictionary

  • slip-stitch — /slip stich /, v.t., v.i. Sewing. to sew with slip stitches. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

  • slip stitch — noun Date: circa 1882 1. a concealed stitch for sewing folded edges (as hems) made by alternately running the needle inside the fold and picking up a thread or two from the body of the article 2. an unworked stitch; especially a knitting stitch… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • slip-stitch — /ˈslɪp stɪtʃ / (say slip stich) noun 1. one of a series of stitches used for dress hems, etc., in which only a few threads of material are caught up from the outer material, and the stitches which hold it are invisible from the outside. 2. a… …   Australian English dictionary

  • slip stitch — Sewing. a loose stitch taken between two layers of fabric, as on a facing or hem, so as to be invisible on the right side or outside surface, used in stoating. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

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