slip stitch

noun

Definition of slip stitch

1 : a concealed stitch for sewing folded edges (such as hems) made by alternately running the needle inside the fold and picking up a thread or two from the body of the article
2 : an unworked stitch; especially : a knitting stitch that is shifted from one needle to another without knitting it

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circa 1882

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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