running stitch

running stitch
run′ning stitch`
a sewing stitch made by passing the needle in and out repeatedly with short, even stitches
Etymology: 1840–50

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • running stitch — n. an ornamental stitch made by passing the needle under and over a small number of threads in a fabric to create a horizontal line with a uniform pattern …   English World dictionary

  • Running stitch — The running stitch or straight stitch is the basic stitch in hand sewing and embroidery, on which all other forms of sewing are based. The stitch is worked by passing the needle in and out of the fabric. Running stitches may be of varying length …   Wikipedia

  • running stitch — noun small, even, hand stitches run in and out • Hypernyms: ↑sewing stitch, ↑embroidery stitch …   Useful english dictionary

  • running stitch — noun Date: 1844 a small even stitch run in and out in cloth …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • running stitch — a sewing stitch made by passing the needle in and out repeatedly with short, even stitches. [1840 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • running stitch — noun A simple embroidery stitch in which the needle is passed in and out of the fabric in a series of even stitches in a straight row …   Wiktionary

  • running stitch — noun a simple needlework stitch consisting of a line of small even stitches which run back and forth through the cloth …   English new terms dictionary

  • running stitch — /ˈrʌnɪŋ stɪtʃ/ (say runing stich) noun a small, even stitch made by passing the thread up and down through the cloth at small intervals; used for seams, gathering, quilting, etc …  

  • stitch — n. 1) to cast, make a stitch 2) to drop; pick up, take up a stitch 3) (med.) to put stitches in 4) (med.) to remove, take out stitches 5) a chain; knit, plain (BE); purl; running stitch * * * [stɪtʃ] knit make a stitch pick up purl …   Combinatory dictionary

  • stitch — 1. noun /stɪt​͡ʃ/ a) A single pass of a needle in sewing; the loop or turn of the thread thus made. cross stitch b) An arrangement of stitches in sewing, or method of stitching in some particular way or style. herringbone stitch …   Wiktionary

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