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satin stitch

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noun

a long, straight embroidery stitch worked closely parallel in rows to form a pattern that resembles satin.

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Origin of satin stitch

First recorded in 1675–85
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British Dictionary definitions for satin stitch

satin stitch

noun

an embroidery stitch consisting of rows of flat stitches placed close together

Word Origin for satin stitch

C17: so called from the satin-like appearance of embroidery using this stitch
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