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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for bargello

Historical Examples of 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.


    George Eliot

  • I went to the town and did some shopping and went over the Bargello.

    Passing By

    Maurice Baring

  • He recalled to her that she was the next morning to visit the Bargello.

  • Another of the interesting buildings is the Bargello, an important museum.

    Old Continental Towns

    Walter M. Gallichan