Definition of overlock in English:


Line breaks: over|lock
Pronunciation: /əʊvəˈlɒk


[with object]
  • Strengthen and prevent fraying of (an edge of cloth) by oversewing it: the seams are well stitched and overlocked to prevent fraying
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    • Thread the serger upper looper with decorative thread, then overlock the mesh edge with a 3-thread rolled hem stitch.
    • She showed well finished (not just overlocked, but bound) knickerbockers in black, a pink singlet with covered buttons and suspender clips, and a white singlet with a column of buttons down the left.



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  • He said the project had bought 10 sewing machines, three overlockers, baking equipment and a generator to supply power to the baking and sewing centre built recently with the funds.

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