schiffli

noun schiff·li \ˈshiflē\

Definition of schiffli

plural

-s

  1. :  a complex power machine for working embroidery designs and lace patterns on textiles schiffli embroidery

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Origin and Etymology of schiffli

German dialect (Swiss), literally, small ship, diminutive of German schiff ship, from Old High German skif; probably from the shape of its shuttles — more at ship


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