Share this entry

Share this page

saddle stitch

Syllabification: sad·dle stitch

Definition of saddle stitch in English:

noun

1A stitch of thread or a wire staple passed through the fold of a magazine or booklet.
Example sentences
  • Another popular method of binding is the saddle stitch booklet.
  • Saddle-stitch is generally less expensive and may be used to bind smaller books, up to a maximum of ninety-six pages.
  • Volumes 3 and 4 were put out as saddle-stitched booklets.
1.1(In needlework) a decorative stitch made with long stitches on the upper side of the cloth alternated with short stitches on the underside.
Example sentences
  • The seams of shoes were sewn in a variety of methods with either a single needle or two needles at the opposite ends of the same thread - a stitch known as ‘saddle stitch’.

verb

(saddle-stitch) [with object] Back to top  
Sew with a saddle stitch.
Example sentences
  • Classic craftsman-ship and saddle-stitching - Tod's autumn/winter collection for 2003-04 mixes the designer's great sense of tradition with modern and sophisticated elements.
  • Zalman King's Delta of Venus and its irredeemably adolescent auteur are hereby sentenced to six months saddle-stitching - by hand, with an ivory needle - leather-bound volumes of Lady Chatterley's Lover, which this wants to be, but isn't.

Definition of saddle stitch in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day cumbersome
Pronunciation: ˈkʌmbəs(ə)m
adjective
large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry…