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whip·​stitch ˈ(h)wip-ˌstich How to pronounce whipstitch (audio)
whipstitched; whipstitching; whipstitches


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: a shallow overcasting stitch

Examples of whipstitch in a Sentence

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Wearing this set feels like being wrapped in a jersey sheet, but the simple two-tone color scheme and whipstitch detail scream higher thread count—without trying too hard. Megan Spurrell, Condé Nast Traveler, 5 Sep. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use


1592, in the meaning defined above


1640, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of whipstitch was in 1592

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“Whipstitch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whipstitch. Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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