stumpwork

[ stuhmp-wurk ]
/ ˈstʌmpˌwɜrk /

noun

a type of embroidery popular in the 17th century, consisting of intricate, colorful designs padded with horsehair to make them stand out in relief.

Nearby words

  1. stump-jump plough,
  2. stumpage,
  3. stumper,
  4. stumpknocker,
  5. stumpsucker,
  6. stumpy,
  7. stun,
  8. stun grenade,
  9. stun gun,
  10. stung

Origin of stumpwork

First recorded in 1900–05; stump + work

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British Dictionary definitions for stumpwork

stumpwork

/ (ˈstʌmpˌwɜːk) /

noun

a type of embroidery of the 15th to 17th centuries featuring raised or embossed figures, padded with cotton wool or hair
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