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verb (used with or without object)
  1. to sew or reinforce with bar tack.
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Origin of bar-tack

First recorded in 1950–55

bar tack

  1. a close series of stitches crossing a piece of cloth, as in an article of clothing, in order to reinforce it at a point of concentrated strain.
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Origin of bar tack

First recorded in 1950–55
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