tent stitch

noun

Definition of tent stitch

: a short stitch slanting to the right that is used in embroidery to form even lines of solid background

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First Known Use of tent stitch

1619, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tent stitch was in 1619

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“Tent stitch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tent%20stitch. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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