[ kraws-stich, kros- ]
/ ˈkrɔsˌstɪtʃ, ˈkrɒs- /


a stitch in which pairs of diagonal stitches of the same length cross each other in the middle to form an X.
embroidery or needlepoint done with this stitch.

verb (used with or without object)

to work in cross-stitch.

Origin of cross-stitch

First recorded in 1700–10 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for cross-stitch



an embroidery stitch made by two stitches forming a cross
embroidery worked with this stitch


to embroider (a piece of needlework) with cross-stitch
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