Definition of whipstitch in English:

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whipstitch

Pronunciation: /ˈ(h)wipˌstiCH/

noun

An overcast stitch.
Example sentences
  • Secure the facing to the twill tape with small, close whipstitches.
  • Using a simple whipstitch, and catching just the centers or the hidden layers of the ribbon, stitch the ribbon flowers over the green leaf trim at the lace upper edge.
  • A whipstitch of alternating 2-and 4mm bites was applied to each edge of the tendon.

verb

[with object]
Sew (something) with whipstitches.
Example sentences
  • Cross the tape ends under the hook, then pin and whipstitch them to the garment.

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Syllabification: whip·stitch

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