presser foot

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noun

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
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Historical Examples of presser foot

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

    The Long Day

    Dorothy Richardson