kettle stitch

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noun Bookbinding.

(in handsewing) a knot tied in the thread that links one section to the next.

Nearby words

  1. kettle,
  2. kettle base,
  3. kettle hat,
  4. kettle hole,
  5. kettle of fish,
  6. kettle-bottom,
  7. kettledrum,
  8. ketubah,
  9. keturah,
  10. ketuvim

Origin of kettle stitch

1810–20; part translation of German Kettelstich, equivalent to Kettel little chain (diminutive of Kette chain; Old High German ketīna < Latin catēna) + Stich stitch; cf. chain

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