chain stitch

UK / US noun [countable]
Word forms "chain stitch":
singular chain stitch plural chain stitches
a way of sewing in which each stitch is made by pulling the thread through the stitch before it

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Chain Stitch — CHAIN STITCH(Knit) A sewing machine stitch of loop formation in which each loop supports its predecessor. It may be made with one or two threads (see Cable Knitting) CHAIN STITCH (Embroider) One of the most ancient of embroideries, and first… …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • Chain stitch — 1. An ornamental stitch like the links of a chain; used in crocheting, sewing, and embroidery. [1913 Webster] 2. (Machine Sewing) A stitch in which the looping of the thread or threads forms a chain on the under side of the work; the loop stitch …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chain-stitch — chain stitch, a stitch in sewing, crocheting, or embroidery, in which each stitch makes a loop through which the next stitch is taken. Many industrial bags, such as those containing animal feed, cement, and fertilizer, are closed with chain… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chain stitch — Stitch Stitch, n. [OE. stiche, AS. stice a pricking, akin to stician to prick. See {Stick}, v. i.] 1. A single pass of a needle in sewing; the loop or turn of the thread thus made. [1913 Webster] 2. A single turn of the thread round a needle in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chain stitch — Chain Chain (ch[=a]n), n. [F. cha[^i]ne, fr. L. catena. Cf. {Catenate}.] 1. A series of links or rings, usually of metal, connected, or fitted into one another, used for various purposes, as of support, of restraint, of ornament, of the exertion… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chain stitch — chain′ stitch n. 1) clo a decorative hand stitch that forms a line of single stitches looped like a chain 2) clo a basic crochet stitch in which the yarn is formed into a strand of interlocking single loops • Etymology: 1590–1600 …   From formal English to slang

  • chain stitch — n. an ornamental stitch in which the loops are connected in a chainlike way, as in crocheting chain stitch vt …   English World dictionary

  • chain stitch — chain ,stitch noun count a way of sewing in which each stitch is made by pulling the THREAD through the stitch before it …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • chain stitch — n [U and C] a way of sewing in which each new stitch is pulled through the last one …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Chain stitch — For the technique used to shorten rope or cable for storage or while in use, see Chain sinnet. Traditional embroidery in chain stitch on a Kazakh rug, contemporary. Chain stitch is a sewing and embroidery technique in which a series of looped… …   Wikipedia

  • chain stitch — noun 1. the most basic of all crochet stitches made by pulling a loop of yarn through another loop • Hypernyms: ↑crochet stitch 2. a looped stitch resembling the links of a chain; used in embroidery and in sewing • Hypernyms: ↑sewing stitch,… …   Useful english dictionary

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