[ cheyn-stich ]
/ ˈtʃeɪnˌstɪtʃ /
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verb (used with or without object)

to sew or crochet using a chain stitch.



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Origin of chainstitch

First recorded in 1860–65; v. use of chain stitch

Definition for chainstitch (2 of 2)

chain stitch


a kind of ornamental hand stitching in which each stitch forms a loop through the forward end of the next.
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.
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 chainstitch

chain stitch


an ornamental looped embroidery stitch resembling the links of a chain

verb chain-stitch

to sew (something) with this stitch
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