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Definitions for backstitch
ˈbækˌstɪtʃback·stitch

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. backstitchverb

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

  2. backstitchverb

    do backstitches

Wiktionary

  1. backstitchnoun

    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. backstitchverb

    To sew with a backstitch.

Wikipedia

  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. In embroidery, these stitches form lines and are most often used to outline shapes and to add fine detail to an embroidered picture. It is also used to embroider lettering. In hand sewing, it is a utility stitch which strongly and permanently attaches two pieces of fabric. The small stitches done back-and-forth makes the back stitch the strongest stitch among the basic stitches. Hence it can be used to sew strong seams by hand, without a sewing machine.

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  1. backstitch

    Backstitch is a sewing technique where the needle is made to move backwards and forwards alternately, creating a line of stitches that overlaps. It is commonly used for detailing, outlining, and strengthening the seams in both hand and machine sewing. This stitch is one of the strongest, most adaptable, and permanent hand stitches.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Backstitchnoun

    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. Backstitchverb

    to sew with backstitches; as, to backstitch a seam

Wikidata

  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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of backstitch in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of backstitch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6


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