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noun Chiefly British.
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British Dictionary definitions for stocking stitch

stocking stitch

noun
a pattern of stitches in knitting consisting of alternate rows of plain and purl stitch

Word Origin for stocking stitch

C19: so named because of its use in hosiery
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