verb (used with object)
to sew with stitches passing over an edge, in joining, finishing, or gathering.
every whipstitch, Southern U.S. at short intervals: She drops in to see us every whipstitch.
Origin of whipstitch
First recorded in 1585–95; whip
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for whipstitch
Historical Examples of whipstitch
When the backs of sections are very badly worn he will agree to whipstitch, but will use the old method.
The boys came home after a time and announced that every soul aboard the Whipstitch was safe and sound in the life saving station.
British Dictionary definitions for whipstitch
a sewing stitch passing over an edge
US slang an instant; moment
(tr) to sew (an edge) using whipstitch; overcast
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