Definitions for serger

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. any of various twill-weave fabrics with the characteristic diagonal wale, esp. a smoothly finished worsted fabric used for suits.

    Category: Textiles

Origin of serge:

1350–1400; earlier, ME sarge < OF sarge (F serge ) < VL *sārica, for L sērica (lāna) Chinese (wool), i.e., silk; see seric-


  1. Category: Clothing

  2. to overcast (unfinished seams or edges, as in a fabric or rug), esp. by machine, in order to prevent fraying.

    Category: Clothing

* serged, serg•ing..


Princeton's WordNet

  1. serger(noun)

    a sewing machine that overcasts the raw edges of a fabric with a V-shaped stitch


  1. serger(Noun)

    A type of sewing machine designed to produce an overlock stitch and to cut the fabric as it stitches.


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