whipstitch

verb
whip·​stitch | \ ˈhwip-ˌstich How to pronounce whipstitch (audio) , ˈwip- \
whipstitched; whipstitching; whipstitches

Definition of whipstitch

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whipstitch

noun

Definition of whipstitch (Entry 2 of 2)

: a shallow overcasting stitch

Examples of whipstitch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun 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, "The Best Pajama Sets, Whether You're Traveling With Your In-Laws or College Roommates," 5 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of whipstitch

Verb

1592, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1640, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of whipstitch was in 1592

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“Whipstitch.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whipstitch. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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