schiffli

noun
schiff·​li | \ ˈshiflē \
plural -s

Definition of schiffli

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

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History and Etymology for schiffli

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

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“Schiffli.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/schiffli. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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