from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Needlework decoration of small, regularly spaced gathers stitched into a honeycomb pattern.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An ornamental shirring, recently used, intended to imitate that on the smock-frocks of field-laborers. The lines, instead of being horizontal, form a honeycomb, the material being puckered diagonally.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An embroidery technique in which the fabric is gathered and then embroidered with decorative stitches to hold the gathers in place.
  • verb Present participle of smock.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun embroidery consisting of ornamental needlework on a garment that is made by gathering the cloth tightly in stitches


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