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lock stitch

  1. a sewing-machine stitch in which two threads are locked together at small intervals.
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Origin of lock stitch

First recorded in 1860–65
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Historical Examples

  • His first efforts were failures, but all at once the idea of the lock-stitch came to him.

    The Age of Invention

    Holland Thompson

  • There can be no doubt that lock-stitch machines can be run as high as 3,000.

  • Elias Howe improved the sewing machine and patented his lock-stitch machine.

  • I seen the heaviest and hardest kind of navy boots stitched at 1,500 to the minute upon Singer's lock-stitch machines.

  • There are two types of sewing machines in use—the chain-stitch and the lock-stitch.

British Dictionary definitions for lock stitch

lock stitch

  1. a sewing-machine stitch in which the top thread interlocks with the bobbin thread
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