Definitions for backstitchˈbækˌstɪtʃ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

back•stitchˈbækˌstɪtʃ(n.)

  1. stitching or a stitch in which the thread is doubled back on the preceding stitch.

    Category: Clothing

  2. (v.i.)to sew by backstitch.

    Category: Clothing

Origin of backstitch:

1605–15

Princeton's WordNet

  1. backstitch(verb)

    an overlapping stitch made by starting the next stitch at the middle of the preceding one

  2. backstitch(verb)

    do backstitches

Wiktionary

  1. backstitch(Noun)

    A type of sewing stitch where the stitch goes backwards on the top side of the fabric and doubles forward on the bottom, coming out farther in front, then repeats. The backstitch is a very tight and secure stitch, and also looks very neat.

  2. backstitch(Verb)

    To sew with a backstitch.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Backstitch(noun)

    a stitch made by setting the needle back of the end of the last stitch, and bringing it out in front of the end

  2. Backstitch(verb)

    to sew with backstitches; as, to backstitch a seam

Freebase

  1. Backstitch

    Backstitch or back stitch and its variants stem stitch, outline stitch and split stitch are a class of embroidery and sewing stitches in which individual stitches are made backward to the general direction of sewing. These stitches form lines and are most often used to outline shapes or to add fine detail to an embroidered picture.

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