petit point

[ pet-ee ]
/ ˈpɛt i /


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

Origin of petit point

1880–85; < French: literally, small stitch Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for petit point

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


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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