point turc

noun
variants: or point turque \ (ˈ)pwaⁿ¦tərk \
plural points turc or points turque

Definition of point turc

: an embroidery stitch done with very fine thread and a coarse needle which in passing through the fabric leaves a hole after the thread is drawn tight to resemble hemstitching and used especially on curved lines (as in appliqué) where no threads can be drawn

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History and Etymology for point turc

French point turc, literally, Turkish lace

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“Point turc.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/point%20turc. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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