overcasting

noun

over·​cast·​ing ˈō-vər-ˌka-stiŋ How to pronounce overcasting (audio)
: the act of stitching raw edges of fabric to prevent raveling
also : the stitching so done

Word History

First Known Use

1859, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of overcasting was in 1859

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“Overcasting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overcasting. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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