French seam
noun Date: circa 1890 a strong seam stitched on both sides of the fabric to enclose all raw edges

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • French seam — French′ seam′ n. clo a seam stitched on both sides of the cloth • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • French seam — n. a seam in which the raw edge of the cloth is turned under and sewed in place on the inner side of the material …   English World dictionary

  • french seam — noun Usage: usually capitalized F : a standing seam made by stitching on the right side, trimming closely, turning, and stitching on the wrong side so as to enclose all raw edges * * * Sewing. a seam in which the raw edges of the cloth are… …   Useful english dictionary

  • French seam — /frɛntʃ ˈsim/ (say french seem) noun a seam in which the edges of the cloth are sewn first on the right side, then on the wrong, so as to be completely enclosed …   Australian English dictionary

  • French seam — Sewing. a seam in which the raw edges of the cloth are completely covered by sewing them together, first on the right side, then on the wrong. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • French seam — noun a seam with the raw edges enclosed …   English new terms dictionary

  • French seam — noun (C) a double seam (1) used when making clothes, which hides the edges that have been cut …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • French — bull (small breed of dog); French chalk (tailor’s talc); French curve (drafting instrument); French heel (high curved heel); French polish (alcohol + shellac); French pox (syphilis); French roll (women’s coiffure); French roof (mansard style);… …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • French — adj. & n. adj. 1 of or relating to France or its people or language. 2 having the characteristics attributed to the French people. n. 1 the language of France, also used in Belgium, Switzerland, Canada, and elsewhere. 2 (the French) (pl.) the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • french hem — noun Usage: usually capitalized F : a small hem similar to a French seam …   Useful english dictionary

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