from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Handmade lace fashioned by looping and knotting a single strand of heavy-duty thread on a small hand shuttle.
- n. The act or art of making such lace.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A form of looped and knotted lace needlework made from a single thread.
- n. The art of making such lace.
- v. Present participle of tat.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of lace made from common sewing thread, with a peculiar stitch.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of knotted work, done with cotton or linen thread with a shuttle, reproducing in make and appearance the gimp laces or knotted laces of the sixteenth century, and used for doilies, collars, trimmings, etc.
- n. The act of making such lace.
- n. Same as tatty.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act or art of making handmade lace
- n. needlework consisting of handmade lace made by looping and knotting a single thread on a small shuttle
Origin unknown.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)