saddle stitch

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: a stitch made by placing the center of the fold (as of a magazine or pamphlet) across the saddle of the stitcher and driving wire staples through and clinching them on the inside

called also saddleback stitch, saddle-wire stitch

: an even or uneven running stitch usually set in from an edge that is used as a decorative trimming on clothing and leather articles

saddle stitch

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transitive verb

: to secure (as a magazine or pamphlet) with a saddle stitch

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“Saddle stitch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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