tent stitch
noun Date: 1619 a short stitch slanting to the right that is used in embroidery to form even lines of solid background

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Tent stitch — is a small, diagonal embroidery stitch that crosses over the intersection of one horizontal (weft) and one vertical (warp) thread of needlepoint canvas forming a slanted stitch at a 45 degree angle. It is also known as Needlepoint stitch and is… …   Wikipedia

  • tent stitch — tent′ stitch n. clo a short, slanting embroidery stitch • Etymology: 1630–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • tent stitch — n. [< ? TENT1] an embroidery stitch that forms a series of parallel slanting lines …   English World dictionary

  • tent stitch — noun a small diagonal needlepoint stitch • Syn: ↑petit point • Hypernyms: ↑sewing stitch, ↑embroidery stitch * * * noun : a short stitch slanting to the right that is used in embroidery and canvas work to form even lines of solid background… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tent stitch — /ˈtɛnt stɪtʃ/ (say tent stich) noun a series of diagonal stitches thought to resemble the shape of a tent …   Australian English dictionary

  • tent stitch — a short, slanting stitch used in embroidery. Cf. gros point (def. 1), petit point (def. 1). [1630 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • tent stitch — noun a series of parallel diagonal stitches …   English new terms dictionary

  • tent-stitch — …   Useful english dictionary

  • tent-work — tentˈ work noun Work in tent stitch • • • Main Entry: ↑tent …   Useful english dictionary

  • tent — 1. n. & v. n. 1 a portable shelter or dwelling of canvas, cloth, etc., supported by a pole or poles and stretched by cords attached to pegs driven into the ground. 2 Med. a tentlike enclosure for control of the air supply to a patient. v. 1 tr.… …   Useful english dictionary

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