smocking

[ smok-ing ]
/ ˈsmɒk ɪŋ /

noun

smocked needlework.
embroidery stitches used to hold gathered cloth in even folds.

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Origin of smocking

First recorded in 1885–90; smock + -ing1

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British Dictionary definitions for smocking

smocking
/ (ˈsmɒkɪŋ) /

noun

ornamental needlework used to gather and stitch material in a honeycomb pattern so that the part below the gathers hangs in even folds
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