buttonhole stitch


: a closely worked loop stitch used to make a firm edge (as on a buttonhole)

Examples of buttonhole stitch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Additional features include a drop-in bobbin, seven buttonhole stitches, an automatic needle threader, and an automatic bobbin winding system. Sharon Brandwein, Southern Living, 11 Oct. 2023 Keep in Mind: While other machines may have several buttonhole stitches, this one only has one. Brandi Fuller, Better Homes & Gardens, 12 Apr. 2023 While other sewing machines may include several buttonhole stitches, keep in mind that this one only has one. Brandi Fuller, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1829, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of buttonhole stitch was in 1829

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“Buttonhole stitch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buttonhole%20stitch. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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