noun see hemstitch I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • hemstitcher — See hemstitch. * * * …   Universalium

  • hemstitcher — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun 1. : a worker who hemstitches by hand or machine 2. : a sewing machine attachment for making hemstitching …   Useful english dictionary

  • hemstitch — hemstitcher, n. /hem stich /, v.t. 1. to hem along a line from which threads have been drawn out, stitching the cross threads into a series of little groups. 2. to simulate hand hemstitching by piercing the material with a large machine needle… …   Universalium

  • hemstitch — I. transitive verb Date: 1839 to decorate (as a border) with hemstitch • hemstitcher noun II. noun Date: 1853 1. decorative needlework similar to drawnwork that is used especially on or next to the stitching line of hems 2. a stitch used in… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hemstitch — [hem′stich΄] n. 1. an ornamental stitch, used esp. at a hem, made by pulling out several parallel threads and tying the cross threads together into small, even bunches 2. decorative needlework done with this stitch vt. to put a hemstitch or… …   English World dictionary

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