smocking
noun Date: 1888 a decorative embroidery or shirring made by gathering cloth in regularly spaced round tucks

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Smocking — is an embroidery technique used to gather fabric so that it can stretch. Before elastic, smocking was commonly used in cuffs, bodices, and necklines in garments where buttons were undesirable. Smocking developed in England and has been practiced… …   Wikipedia

  • smocking — ► NOUN ▪ decoration on a garment created by gathering a section of the material into tight pleats and holding them together with parallel stitches in an ornamental pattern …   English terms dictionary

  • smocking — [smäk′iŋ] n. shirred, decorative stitching used in gathering cloth, as to make it hang in even folds …   English World dictionary

  • smocking — [[t]smɒ̱kɪŋ[/t]] N UNCOUNT Smocking is a decoration on tops and dresses which is made by gathering the material into folds using small stitches …   English dictionary

  • smocking — smock·ing || smÉ‘kɪŋ / smÉ’k n. decorative embroidery which gathers cloth into small even pleats smÉ‘k /smÉ’k n. loose protective garment worn over clothing while working, overall; undergarment, chemise v. provide with a smock, dress in a… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • smocking — /smok ing/, n. 1. smocked needlework. 2. embroidery stitches used to hold gathered cloth in even folds. [1885 90; SMOCK + ING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • smocking — noun An embroidery technique in which the fabric is gathered and then embroidered with decorative stitches to hold the gathers in place …   Wiktionary

  • smocking — ingl. Igual que Esmoquin …   Diccionario Lunfardo

  • Smocking — Pyntesyning med rynkninger …   Danske encyklopædi

  • smocking — smock|ing [ˈsmɔkıŋ US ˈsma: ] n [U] a type of decoration made on cloth by pulling the cloth into small regular folds held tightly with stitches …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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