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backstitch

[ bak-stich ]
/ ˈbækˌstɪtʃ /
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noun

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

verb (used with or without object)

to sew by backstitch.

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Origin of backstitch

First recorded in 1605–15; back2 + stitch
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British Dictionary definitions for backstitch

backstitch
/ (ˈbækˌstɪtʃ) /

noun

a strong sewing stitch made by starting the next stitch at the middle or beginning of the preceding one

verb

to sew using this stitch
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