lock·​stitch | \ ˈläk-ˌstich How to pronounce lockstitch (audio) \

Definition of lockstitch

: a sewing machine stitch formed by the looping together of two threads one on each side of the material being sewn

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lockstitch verb

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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, "Oak Creek-based Eder Flag repairs treasured American flag damaged in Afghanistan," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of lockstitch

1849, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lockstitch was in 1849

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