overcast stitch

noun

Definition of overcast stitch

: a small close embroidery stitch sometimes done over a foundation thread and used to form outlines

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First Known Use of overcast stitch

1852, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of overcast stitch was in 1852

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“Overcast stitch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overcast%20stitch. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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