from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To sew a row of stitching close to the seam or edge of (a garment) on the outer side of the fabric.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. (uncountable) A sewing technique, most often used on garment edges such as necklines and hems, where it helps facings to stay in place and gives a crisp edge.
- n. An individual stitch of this kind.
- v. To stitch in this fashion.
top + stitch (Wiktionary)