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

Illustration of tent stitch

First Known Use of tent stitch

1619


Learn More about tent stitch


Seen and Heard

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

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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

WORD OF THE DAY

to speak evil of

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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