[ hwip-stich, wip- ]
/ ˈʰwɪpˌstɪtʃ, ˈwɪp- /
verb (used with object)
to sew with stitches passing over an edge, in joining, finishing, or gathering.
one such stitch.
Words nearby whipstitch
Idioms for whipstitch
every whipstitch, Southern U.S. at short intervals: She drops in to see us every whipstitch.
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Examples from the Web for whipstitch
The boys came home after a time and announced that every soul aboard the Whipstitch was safe and sound in the life saving station.Ruth Fielding at Lighthouse Point|Alice B. Emerson
When the backs of sections are very badly worn he will agree to whipstitch, but will use the old method.Library Bookbinding|Arthur Low Bailey
British Dictionary definitions for whipstitch
/ (ˈwɪpˌstɪtʃ) /
a sewing stitch passing over an edge
US slang an instant; moment
(tr) to sew (an edge) using whipstitch; overcast
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