kettle stitch

noun ket·tle stitch \ˈketəl-, -etəl-\

Definition of kettle stitch

bookbinding

  1. :  a knot formed in the sewing thread at the ends of the sections to hold them together —called also catch stitch

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Origin and Etymology of kettle stitch

partial translation of German kettelstich, from kettel small chain (diminutive of kette chain, from Old High German ketīna, from Latin catena) + stich stitch — more at chain


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