chain stitch

noun
  1. a kind of ornamental hand stitching in which each stitch forms a loop through the forward end of the next.
  2. a basic crochet stitch in which yarn is pulled with the crochet hook through a loop on the hook to form a continuous strand of interlocking single loops.
  3. a machine stitch forming a chain on the underside of the fabric.

Origin of chain stitch

First recorded in 1590–1600
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British Dictionary definitions for chain stitch

chain stitch

noun
  1. an ornamental looped embroidery stitch resembling the links of a chain
verb chain-stitch
  1. to sew (something) with this stitch
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