pinwork

[ pin-wurk ]
/ ˈpɪnˌwɜrk /

noun

(in the embroidery of needlepoint lace) crescent-shaped stitches raised from the surface of the design.

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Origin of pinwork

First recorded in 1885–90; pin + work
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British Dictionary definitions for pinwork

pinwork
/ (ˈpɪnˌwɜːk) /

noun

(in needlepoint lace) the fine raised stitches
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