rope stitch

noun

Definition of rope stitch

: an embroidery stitch made by overlapping small slanted stitches

First Known Use of rope stitch

1875, in the meaning defined above

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“Rope stitch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rope%20stitch. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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