lock stitch

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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. lock nut,
  2. lock on to,
  3. lock out,
  4. lock rail,
  5. lock seam,
  6. lock the barn door after the horse has bolted,
  7. lock up,
  8. lock washer,
  9. lock, air,
  10. lock, stock, and barrel

Origin of lock stitch

First recorded in 1860–65

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British Dictionary definitions for lock stitch

lock stitch

noun

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