- to sew with stitches passing over an edge, in joining, finishing, or gathering.
- one such stitch.
- every whipstitch, Southern U.S. at short intervals: She drops in to see us every whipstitch.
Origin of whipstitch
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Examples from the Web for whipstitch
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
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
- a sewing stitch passing over an edge
- US slang an instant; moment
- (tr) to sew (an edge) using whipstitch; overcast
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