tent stitch


noun

a short, slanting stitch used in embroidery.Compare gros point (def. 1), petit point (def. 1).

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Origin of tent stitch

First recorded in 1630–40
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British Dictionary definitions for tent stitch

tent stitch

noun

another term for petit point (def. 1)

Word Origin for tent stitch

C17: of uncertain origin
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