feed dog

noun

: a notched piece of metal on a sewing machine that feeds material into position under the needle

Word History

First Known Use

1858, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of feed dog was in 1858

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“Feed dog.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/feed%20dog. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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