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

First Known Use of slip stitch

circa 1882


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