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saddle stitch

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noun

Sewing.
  1. an overcasting stitch, especially one made with a strip of leather or a thick leatherlike cord.
  2. a spaced running stitch in contrasting or heavy thread, used mainly for decoration, usually along an edge.
Bookbinding. a binding stitch made by inserting a staple through the center of folded sheets from the back and clinching in the fold.

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Origin of saddle stitch

First recorded in 1930–35

Definition for saddle stitch (2 of 2)

saddle-stitch
[ sad-l-stich ]
/ ˈsæd lˌstɪtʃ /

verb (used with object)

to sew, bind, or decorate with a saddle stitch.

Origin of saddle-stitch

First recorded in 1930–35

OTHER WORDS FROM saddle-stitch

saddle-stitching, noun
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