from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To sew with overcast stitches, as in finishing a fabric edge or binding two pieces of fabric together.
- n. A stitch made in this manner.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A stitch that passes diagonally over an edge
- v. To sew using such a stitch
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A tailor; -- so called in contempt.
- n. Anything hastily put or stitched together; hence, a hasty composition.
- n. The act or process of whipstitching.
- n. A small bit; esp., a small interval of time; an instant; a minute.
- transitive v. To rafter; to plow in ridges, as land.
- transitive v. To sew by passing the thread over and over; to overcast; whip.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To sew over and over: especially used in bookbinding. Compare whip, transitive verb, 4.
- In agriculture, to half-plow or rafter.
- n. In agriculture, a sort of half-plowing, otherwise called raftering.
- n. A hasty composition.
- n. Aparticle; the smallest piece.
- n. A tailor: used in contempt.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a sewing stitch passing over an edge diagonally
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