verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of stitch
Examples from the Web for stitcher
Historical Examples of stitcher
The stitcher, cutter and other pieces were not so unwieldy to move and place.
Then the children crowded about the stitcher while Uncle Ben showed the wonderful work the machine did.
Then she had been a belt maker, then a stitcher on men's collars, and during the last four years a white-goods worker.Making Both Ends Meet
Sue Ainslie Clark and Edith Wyatt
The binder and the stitcher lived, each of them, in half the garret rooms over the front building on the street.The Lesser Bourgeoisie
Honore de Balzac
Word Origin for stitch
Old English stice "a prick, puncture," from Proto-Germanic *stikiz, from the root of stick (v.). The sense of "sudden, stabbing pain in the side" was in late Old English. Senses in sewing and shoemaking first recorded late 13c.; meaning "bit of clothing one is (or isn't) wearing" is from c.1500. Meaning "a stroke of work" (of any kind) is attested from 1580s. Surgical sense first recorded 1520s. Sense of "amusing person or thing" is 1968, from notion of laughing so much one gets stitches of pain (cf. verbal expression to have (someone) in stitches, 1935).
early 13c., "to stab, pierce," also "to fasten or adorn with stitches;" see stitch (n.). Related: Stitched; stitching.
In addition to the idiom beginning with stitch
- stitch in time, a
- in stitches
- without a stitch on