Definitions

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  • n. A stitch that sews over the edge of one or two pieces of cloth for edging, hemming or seaming.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To turn the key in a lock, after locking, in such a manner as to push (the bolt) beyond its normal position when locked.

Etymologies

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over- +‎ lock

Examples

  • Fully enclosed French seams, often used in men's shirts, looked bulky with the stretchy fabric, so they chose a simpler "overlock" stitch that looked finished yet trim.

    Polo Puzzle: What Goes Into a $155 Price Tag?

  • You shouldnt need to change the cut of the style. overlock around the edges first, then you can press the seams open nicely after you sewThe method of underlining light weight fabrics in the skirt seems fairly common in my 50s dress collection, so you would be in good company.

    Karen's Heidi and a few related questions - A Dress A Day

  • Speaking of Andrae, he's been so hysterical in the past that it was nice to see him focus when the overlock machines failed.

    Archive 2006-01-01

  • The task is to make a skating costume for Sasha Cohen, and that's a weird task, not just because it involves stretch fabric and therefore the dreaded overlock machine, but because skating costumes are in such perverse anti-fashion taste.

    Archive 2006-01-01

  • It's got about thirty different stitches, including overlock and blind hemming.

    Vera

  • It is held in position around the lasting margin of the shoe by a run of overlock chainstitch loops.

    Chapter 6

  • I can tell your irate because it has gotten you to overlock simple facts and logic.

    Second Thoughts

  • Turbo Boost tech means the CPUs can auto-overlock if there's thermal headroom to do so, jumping from the baseline 2. 93GHz to 3. 6GHz.

    Channel Register

  • It'd be nice if someone also knew a simple binary download for ati overlock 0.3 for ubuntu.

    LinuxQuestions.org

  • These blankets have an overlock stitch to finish the edges which makes them ideal for swaddling since there isn't a thick piece of trim to add bulk to your newborn's swaddle, and the 100% organic cotton blankets have the perfect amount of stretch to get a snug swaddle.

    Mommies With Style

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