needlepoint
noun Date: 1865 1. lace worked with a needle over a paper pattern 2. embroidery done on canvas usually in simple even stitches across counted threads • needlepoint adjective

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  • Needlepoint — cushion Needlepoint is a form of counted thread embroidery in which yarn is stitched through a stiff open weave canvas. Most needlepoint designs completely cover the canvas. Although needlepoint may be worked in a variety of stitches, many… …   Wikipedia

  • needlepoint — [nēd′ lpoint΄] n. 1. embroidery done with wool thread on canvas, used for upholstery, decorative hangings, pillow covers, etc. 2. a kind of lace made on a paper pattern, with a needle instead of a bobbin: in full needlepoint lace …   English World dictionary

  • needlepoint — (n.) point of a needle, c.1700; point lace made with the needle, 1865, from NEEDLE (Cf. needle) (n.) + POINT (Cf. point) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • needlepoint — ► NOUN 1) closely stitched embroidery worked over canvas. 2) (also needlelace) lace made by hand using a needle rather than bobbins …   English terms dictionary

  • needlepoint — needlepointer, n. /need l poynt /, n. 1. embroidery upon canvas, usually with uniform spacing of stitches in a pattern. adj. 2. done or executed in needlepoint: a needlepoint cushion. 3. noting a lace (needlepoint lace) in which a needle works… …   Universalium

  • needlepoint — nee•dle•point [[t]ˈnid lˌpɔɪnt[/t]] n. 1) clo embroidery upon canvas, usu. with uniform spacing of stitches in a pattern 2) cvb clo done or executed in needlepoint: a needlepoint cushion[/ex] 3) tex noting a lace (nee′dlepoint lace ) in which a… …   From formal English to slang

  • needlepoint — n. to do needlepoint * * * to do needlepoint …   Combinatory dictionary

  • needlepoint — noun 1》 closely stitched embroidery worked over canvas. 2》 (also needlepoint lace) lace made by hand using a needle rather than bobbins …   English new terms dictionary

  • needlepoint — noun 1. lace worked with a needle in a buttonhole stitch on a paper pattern • Syn: ↑point lace • Hypernyms: ↑lace 2. embroidery consisting of allover embroidered canvas resembling tapestry • Syn: ↑needlepoint embroidery …   Useful english dictionary

  • needlepoint — noun a) A craft involving pulling yarn, thread, or floss through a canvas mesh to produce a decorative design. b) An object made using the craft …   Wiktionary

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