whipstitch

verb
whip·stitch | \ ˈhwip-ˌstich , ˈwip- \
whipstitched; whipstitching; whipstitches

Definition of whipstitch 

(Entry 1 of 2)

whipstitch

noun

Definition of whipstitch (Entry 2 of 2)

: a shallow overcasting stitch

First Known Use of whipstitch

Verb

1592, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1640, in the meaning defined above

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