noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1842 1. a delicate handmade lace formed usually by looping and knotting with a single cotton thread and a small shuttle 2. the act or process of making tatting

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  • Tatting — Tat ting, n. A kind of lace made from common sewing thread, with a peculiar stitch. [1913 Webster] {Tatting shuttle}, the shuttle on which the thread used in tatting is wound. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tatting — making of knotted lace, 1832, of uncertain origin. In French, frivolité …   Etymology dictionary

  • tatting — ► NOUN 1) a kind of knotted lace made by hand with a small shuttle. 2) the process of making such lace. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • tatting — [tat′iŋ] n. [prob. < Brit dial. tat, to tangle] 1. a fine lace made by looping and knotting thread that is wound on a hand shuttle: used for edging, trimming, etc. 2. the act or process of making this …   English World dictionary

  • Tatting — This page is about a form of lace making otheruses Tatting is a technique for handcrafting a particularly durable lace constructed by a series of knots and loops. Tatting can be used to make lace edging as well as doilies, collars, and other… …   Wikipedia

  • tatting — /tat ing/, n. 1. the act or process of making a kind of knotted lace of cotton or linen thread with a shuttle. 2. such lace. [1835 45; orig. uncert.] * * * ▪ decorative arts  process by which a fabric akin to lace is made of thread with a small… …   Universalium

  • tatting — noun a) A form of looped and knotted lace needlework made from a single thread. b) The art of making such lace …   Wiktionary

  • tatting — tat|ting [ˈtætıŋ] n [U] a kind of ↑lace that you make by hand, or the process of making it …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tatting — n. lace makingn. crude knit, shabby fabric v. make lace; entangle, confuse (British Slang) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tatting — noun 1》 a kind of knotted lace made by hand with a small shuttle. 2》 the process of making such lace. Origin C19: of unknown origin …   English new terms dictionary

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