overseam

noun

Definition of overseam

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a seam with raw edges on the outside overcast with short close stitches that is used especially for gloves

overseam

transitive verb

Definition of overseam (Entry 2 of 2)

: to seam by overcasting

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History and Etymology for overseam

Noun

over entry 3 + seam, noun

Transitive verb

over entry 1 + seam, verb

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“Overseam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overseam. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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