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saddle-stitch

[sad-l-stich]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to sew, bind, or decorate with a saddle stitch.
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Origin of saddle-stitch

First recorded in 1930–35
Related formssad·dle-stitch·ing, noun

saddle stitch

noun
  1. 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.
  2. 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
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