from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A stitch made by inserting the needle at the midpoint of a preceding stitch so that the stitches overlap by half lengths.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A type of sewing stitch where the stitch goes backwards on the top side of the fabric and doubles forward on the bottom, coming out farther in front, then repeats. The backstitch is a very tight and secure stitch, and also looks very neat.
- v. To sew with a backstitch.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A stitch made by setting the needle back of the end of the last stitch, and bringing it out in front of the end.
- transitive v. To sew with backstitches.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A method of sewing in which each stitch overlaps or doubles back on the preceding one, the needle entering behind the thread at the end of the stitch already made and coming out in front of it.
- To sew with stitches which overlap each other. See backstitch, n.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an overlapping stitch made by starting the next stitch at the middle of the preceding one
- v. do backstitches
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