overcasting

noun
over·cast·ing | \ ˈō-vər-ˌka-stiŋ \

Definition of overcasting 

: the act of stitching raw edges of fabric to prevent raveling also : the stitching so done

First Known Use of overcasting

1859, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about overcasting

Share overcasting

Statistics for overcasting

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for overcasting

The first known use of overcasting was in 1859

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on overcasting

See words that rhyme with overcasting

Comments on overcasting

What made you want to look up overcasting? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

occurring twice a year or every two years

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Food Quiz

Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!