back-stitch








noun

  1. stitching or a stitch in which the thread is doubled back on the preceding stitch.

verb (used with or without object)

  1. to sew by backstitch.

noun

  1. a strong sewing stitch made by starting the next stitch at the middle or beginning of the preceding one

verb

  1. to sew using this stitch
n.

1610s, from back (adj.) + stitch (n.).

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