featherstitch

[ feth-er-stich ]
/ ˈfɛð ərˌstɪtʃ /

noun

an embroidery stitch producing work in which a succession of branches extend alternately on each side of a central stem.

verb (used with object)

to ornament by featherstitch.

Origin of featherstitch

First recorded in 1825–35; feather + stitch
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British Dictionary definitions for featherstitch

featherstitch
/ (ˈfɛðəˌstɪtʃ) /

noun

a zigzag embroidery stitch

verb

to decorate (cloth) with featherstitch
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