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

Illustration of tent stitch

Word History

First Known Use

1619, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 2 Mar. 2024.

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