kettle stitch

noun Bookbinding.

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

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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