chain stitch


: an ornamental stitch like chain links
: a machine stitch forming a chain on the underside of the work

Word History

First Known Use

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of chain stitch was in 1598

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Cite this Entry

“Chain stitch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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