lock·​stitch ˈläk-ˌstich How to pronounce lockstitch (audio)
: a sewing machine stitch formed by the looping together of two threads one on each side of the material being sewn
lockstitch verb

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Floresha Mehmetllari, a native of Albania who has worked at Eder for a decade, spent 45 minutes stitching the stripe back on the flag using a Juki double needle lockstitch sewing machine. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 13 July 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lockstitch was in 1849

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Cite this Entry

“Lockstitch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lockstitch. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition



lock·​stitch -ˌstich How to pronounce lockstitch (audio)
: a sewing machine stitch in which a thread on the bottom of the material is looped over a thread pushed through from the top and then both are pulled tight
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