saddle stitch


Definition of saddle stitch

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : 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

2 : 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

transitive verb

Definition of saddle stitch (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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“Saddle stitch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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