punchwork

noun

Definition of punchwork

  1. 1a :  an openwork embroidery with patterns of holes formed by separating threads of the cloth and stitching them in place b :  a tufted embroidery of cut or uncut loops made by pushing a heavy thread through cloth and used especially for bedspreads

  2. 2 :  a small repetitive allover pattern made with a steel punch (as on furniture or for the background on a carved decorative panel)

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Origin and Etymology of punchwork

partly from 1punch, partly from 3punch


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