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.

Origin of bar tack

First recorded in 1950–55

Words Nearby bar tack

Other definitions for bar-tack (2 of 2)

[ bahr-tak ]

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

Origin of bar-tack

First recorded in 1950–55 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use bar tack in a sentence

  • The proper distance from the edge of folded goods make (a) button hole, one end rounded and the other finished with a bar tack.

    Textiles and Clothing | Kate Heintz Watson
  • Such a buttonhole may be completed with a bar tack on each end.

    Textiles and Clothing | Kate Heintz Watson