Herringbone stitch
Herringbone Her"ring*bone` (h[e^]r"r[i^]ng*b[=o]n`), a. Pertaining to, or like, the spine of a herring; especially, characterized by an arrangement of work in rows of parallel lines, which in the alternate rows slope in different directions. [1913 Webster]

{Herringbone stitch}, a kind of cross-stitch in needlework, chiefly used in flannel. --Simmonds. [1913 Webster]


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  • herringbone stitch — noun : an ornamental catch stitch * * * a type of cross stitch in embroidery similar to the catch stitch in sewing, consisting of an overlapped V shaped stitch that when worked in a continuous pattern produces a twill weave effect. * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • herringbone stitch — a type of cross stitch in embroidery similar to the catch stitch in sewing, consisting of an overlapped V shaped stitch that when worked in a continuous pattern produces a twill weave effect. * * * …   Universalium

  • Herringbone — Her ring*bone (h[e^]r r[i^]ng*b[=o]n ), a. Pertaining to, or like, the spine of a herring; especially, characterized by an arrangement of work in rows of parallel lines, which in the alternate rows slope in different directions. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stitch — Stitch, n. [OE. stiche, AS. stice a pricking, akin to stician to prick. See {Stick}, v. i.] 1. A single pass of a needle in sewing; the loop or turn of the thread thus made. [1913 Webster] 2. A single turn of the thread round a needle in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stitch — 1. noun /stɪt​͡ʃ/ a) A single pass of a needle in sewing; the loop or turn of the thread thus made. cross stitch b) An arrangement of stitches in sewing, or method of stitching in some particular way or style. herringbone stitch …   Wiktionary

  • herringbone — noun 1》 a pattern consisting of columns of short parallel lines, with all the lines in one column sloping one way and all the lines in the next column sloping the other way.     ↘a cross stitch with a pattern resembling this. 2》 Skiing a method… …   English new terms dictionary

  • herringbone — [her′iŋbōn΄] n. 1. the spine of a herring, having numerous thin, parallel bony extensions on each side similar to the barbs of a feather 2. a pattern with such a design or anything having such a pattern, as a kind of cross stitch, a twill weave,… …   English World dictionary

  • Herringbone — can refer to:*A layout of airline seating see Herringbone seating *A bonding pattern of brickwork, also known as opus spicatum *A weaving pattern of tweed or twill cloth; *A cross stitch pattern; *A distortion pattern from deinterlacing video… …   Wikipedia

  • herringbone — also herring bone, 1650s in literal sense and also as a type of stitch, from HERRING (Cf. herring) + BONE (Cf. bone). From 1905 as a type of cirrocumulus cloud …   Etymology dictionary

  • herringbone — /ˈhɛrɪŋboʊn / (say heringbohn) noun 1. a pattern consisting of adjoining rows of parallel lines so arranged that any two rows have the form of a V or inverted V; used in masonry, textiles, embroidery, etc. 2. an embroidery stitch resembling cross …   Australian English dictionary

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