: a needlework stitch that forms an X
: work having cross-stitch
cross-stitch verb

Examples of cross-stitch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The group will be offering free cross-stitch and embroidery kits to anyone interested in learning to stitch. The San Diego Union-Tribune Staff, San Diego Union-Tribune, 31 Jan. 2024 Aida Cloth Aida is the most popular cross-stitch fabric. Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 Aug. 2023 Ma exclaimed, looking up from her cross-stitch. Mai B. Nguyen, The New Yorker, 7 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1640, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of cross-stitch was in 1640

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“Cross-stitch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition


: a needlework stitch that forms an X
also : needlework having cross-stitches

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