serg·​ing ˈsər-jiŋ How to pronounce serging (audio)
: the process of overcasting the raw edges of a piece of fabric (such as a carpet) to prevent raveling

Examples of serging in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Offering four-, three- or two-thread serging and rolled hemming, this small, portable serger is up to any sewing challenge. Emma Seymour Feb 3, Good Housekeeping, 3 Feb. 2023

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Word History


serge + -ing entry 1

First Known Use

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of serging was circa 1909

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“Serging.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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