Smyth sewing

or Smythe sewing

[smahyth, smith]

noun Bookbinding.

a method of sewing together folded, gathered, and collated signatures with a single thread sewn through the folds of individual signatures.

Origin of Smyth sewing

after David M. Smyth (1833–1907), Irish-born U.S. inventor, who designed a machine performing this kind of sewing
Related formsSmyth-sewn, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019