petit point

[pet-ee]

Origin of petit point

1880–85; < French: literally, small stitch
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petit point

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

Word Origin for petit point

French: small point
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