point lace



lace made with a needle rather than with bobbins; needlepoint.

Origin of point lace

First recorded in 1655–65
Related formspoint-laced, adjective
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Examples from the Web for point lace

Historical Examples of point lace

  • No sensible people travel with their point-lace and diamonds.

  • She was in simple white, the point-lace on the frock an heirloom.

    Satan Sanderson

    Hallie Erminie Rives

  • The cuffs are like little collars, turned back with point-lace edges.

    English Costume

    Dion Clayton Calthrop

  • The duchess, in her superb dress of black velvet, with its point-lace and diamonds, looked unhappy.

    A Fair Mystery

    Bertha M. Clay

  • There were ruffles of point lace in the full sleeves, and she held up the point-lace cap and fichu that completed the costume.

    The Land of Long Ago

    Eliza Calvert Hall

British Dictionary definitions for point lace

point lace


lace made by a needle with buttonhole stitch on a paper patternAlso called: needlepoint Compare pillow lace
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