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overcasting

[ oh-ver-kas-ting, -kah-sting ]
/ ˈoʊ vərˌkæs tɪŋ, -ˌkɑ stɪŋ /
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noun Sewing.

the act of sewing along the edges of material with long, spaced stitches to prevent raveling.
the stitch used to overcast.

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Origin of overcasting

First recorded in 1880–85; overcast + -ing1
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