feath·​er·​stitch ˈfe-t͟hər-ˌstich How to pronounce featherstitch (audio)
: an embroidery stitch consisting of a line of diagonal blanket stitches worked alternately to the left and right
featherstitch verb

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Word History

First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of featherstitch was in 1835

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“Featherstitch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/featherstitch. Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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