serging

noun
serg·​ing | \ ˈsər-jiŋ How to pronounce serging (audio) \

Definition of serging

: the process of overcasting the raw edges of a piece of fabric (such as a carpet) to prevent raveling

First Known Use of serging

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for serging

serge

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about serging

Time Traveler for serging

Time Traveler

The first known use of serging was circa 1909

See more words from the same year

Statistics for serging

Cite this Entry

“Serging.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/serging. Accessed 13 December 2019.

Comments on serging

What made you want to look up serging? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

easily led, controlled, or managed

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Semantic Drift Quiz

  • a twisty river
  • Which of the following was once a synonym for fun?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!