Whipstitch
Whipstitch Whip"stitch`, n. [1913 Webster] 1. A tailor; -- so called in contempt. [1913 Webster]

2. Anything hastily put or stitched together; hence, a hasty composition. [R.] --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. (Agric.) The act or process of whipstitching. [1913 Webster]

4. A small bit; esp., a small interval of time; an instant; a minute. [Dial. or Colloq.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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  • Whipstitch — Whip stitch , v. t. 1. (Agric.) To rafter; to plow in ridges, as land. [Eng.] [1913 Webster] 2. To sew by passing the thread over and over; to overcast; whip. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whipstitch — [hwip′stich΄, wip′stich΄] vt., vi. Sewing to overcast or whip n. a stitch made in this way …   English World dictionary

  • whipstitch — /hwip stich , wip /, v.t. 1. to sew with stitches passing over an edge, in joining, finishing, or gathering. n. 2. one such stitch. 3. every whipstitch, Southern U.S. at short intervals: She drops in to see us every whipstitch. [1585 95; WHIP +… …   Universalium

  • whipstitch — I. transitive verb Date: 1592 whip 5 II. noun Date: 1640 a shallow overcasting stitch …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • whipstitch — 1. noun A stitch that passes diagonally over an edge 2. verb To sew using such a stitch …   Wiktionary

  • whipstitch — noun an overcast stitch …   English new terms dictionary

  • whipstitch — whip•stitch [[t]ˈ(h)wɪpˌstɪtʃ, ˈwɪp [/t]] v. t. 1) clo to sew with stitches passing over an edge in joining, finishing, or gathering 2) clo one such stitch • Etymology: 1585–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • whipstitch — /ˈwɪpstɪtʃ/ (say wipstich) verb (t) 1. to sew with stitches passing over an edge, in joining, finishing, or gathering. –noun 2. one such stitch. 3. US Colloquial an instant …   Australian English dictionary

  • whipstitch — noun a sewing stitch passing over an edge diagonally • Syn: ↑whipping, ↑whipstitching • Hypernyms: ↑sewing stitch, ↑embroidery stitch • Hyponyms: ↑overcast, ↑overcasting …   Useful english dictionary

  • Plastic canvas stitching guide — Plastic canvas needlepoint is just a variation of regular needlepoint but can be much more fun and useful, because you can make so many decorative and 3D things from it that would not be possible to create with just cloth. The projects that can… …   Wikipedia

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