petit point

[ pet-ee ]
/ ˈpɛt i /
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noun

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

Nearby words

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  2. petit fours,
  3. petit jury,
  4. petit larceny,
  5. petit mal,
  6. petit serjeanty,
  7. petit treason,
  8. petit's lumbar triangle,
  9. petite,
  10. petite bourgeoise

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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