petit point

[ pet-ee ]
/ ˈpɛt i /

noun

a small stitch used in embroidery.Compare gros point (def. 1), tent stitch.
embroidery done on a canvas backing and resembling woven tapestry.

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Origin of petit point

1880–85; <French: literally, small stitch
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British Dictionary definitions for petit point

petit point
/ (ˈpɛtɪ ˈpɔɪnt, French pəti pwɛ̃) /

noun

Also called: tent stitch a small diagonal needlepoint stitch used for fine detail
work done with such stitches, esp fine tapestry
Compare gros point

Word Origin for petit point

French: small point
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