presser foot



a forked, metal device on a sewing machine used for holding the fabric in place while stitching.

Origin of presser foot

First recorded in 1890–95 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for presser foot

  • Every form was crouched in the effort to guide the seam through the presser-foot.

    The Long Day|Dorothy Richardson