bias tape

noun

Definition of bias tape

: a narrow strip of cloth cut on the bias, folded, and used for finishing or decorating clothing

Examples of bias tape in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Those poles were threaded through plastic tubing and fastened with a ton of bias tape. Andrea Reeves, Cincinnati.com, "You have to see the apocalypse outfit this woman wore to the grocery store," 30 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of bias tape

1882, in the meaning defined above

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“Bias tape.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bias%20tape. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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