American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- 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.
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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A tailor; -- so called in contempt.
- n. rare Anything hastily put or stitched together; hence, a hasty composition.
- n. (Agric.) The act or process of whipstitching.
- n. Dial. or Colloq. A small bit; esp., a small interval of time; an instant; a minute.
- v. (Agric.), engraving To rafter; to plow in ridges, as land.
- v. To sew by passing the thread over and over; to overcast; whip.
- n. a sewing stitch passing over an edge diagonally
“The raised "bead" formed by the buttonhole stitch gets worn and raggedy very quickly, and the whipstitch is the stitch to use for a strong eyelet.”
“We're moving way beyond the open-toe sandal," said Jack Rogers' new creative director Lauren duPont, who added that she owns upward of 50 pairs of the iconic shoe, known for its whipstitch punches and signature rondelle.”
“I just had a spending spree at whipstitch which I found when I visited Willy-Nilly!”
“Just pin the ribbon in place and whipstitch it down - save this for a night when you have a good movie to watch.”
“It is very important to whipstitch them, and not use a buttonhole stitch!”
“Finish each sachet by turning selvage under on 1-inch opening and whipstitch closed.”
“The only trouble I had was that I used running stitch instead of whipstitch to baste the opening closed with cotton yarn, and had quite a time removing the stitches after felting.”
“I was making fresh bread crumbs for the tops of the casseroles by my own whipstitch method, grabbing hunks of crustless bread and rolling them between my palms.”
“While I were lying there, balancing accounts with t'other world, and afore I had all my figgers made out to see how things 'ud stand, I heard suthin' scrambulating in the leaves, and snortin ', every whipstitch like he smelt suthin' 'he didn't adzactly like.”
“Fasten on lower part of the face, whipstitch around the bottom; stuff and finish sewing around the top.”
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