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tatting

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noun tat·ting \ˈta-tiŋ\

Definition of tatting

  1. 1 :  a delicate handmade lace formed usually by looping and knotting with a single cotton thread and a small shuttle

  2. 2 :  the act or process of making tatting



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Origin and Etymology of tatting

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1842


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