- a straight stitch worked in a high and low relief pattern to form a variety of zigzag or oblique designs.
- needlepoint work or a design done in such stitches, especially the traditional needlepoint created by a classic stitch (Florentine stitch) done in diagonal lines.
Origin of bargello
First recorded in 1920–25; allegedly after a set of chairs embroidered with such a stitch in the Bargello, a museum in Florence
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Examples from the Web for bargello
I cried, "send for the bargello and have him away to prison."The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
And now she was waiting with his confessor to follow the guard that would lead him to the Bargello.Romola
I went to the town and did some shopping and went over the Bargello.Passing By
He recalled to her that she was the next morning to visit the Bargello.The Red Lily, Complete
Another of the interesting buildings is the Bargello, an important museum.Old Continental Towns
Walter M. Gallichan