overcasting

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

noun Sewing.

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

Origin of overcasting

First recorded in 1880–85; overcast + -ing1

Definition for overcasting (2 of 2)

Origin of overcast

1175–1225; Middle English (v.); see over-, cast
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British Dictionary definitions for overcasting

overcast


adjective (ˈəʊvəˌkɑːst)

verb (ˌəʊvəˈkɑːst)

to make or become overclouded or gloomy
to sew (an edge, as of a hem) with long stitches passing successively over the edge

noun (ˈəʊvəˌkɑːst)

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Word Origin and History for overcasting

overcast


adj.

c.1300, of weather, past participle adjective from verb overcast (early 13c.), "to overthrow," also "to cover, to overspread" as with a garment, usually of weather, from over- + cast (v.).

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