Meaning of “chain stitch” in the English Dictionary

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"chain stitch" in British English

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chain stitchnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈtʃeɪn ˌstɪtʃ/ us /ˈtʃeɪn ˌstɪtʃ/

Examples from literature

  • A chain stitch will have been formed with the thread that was looped under the needle. 
  • Chain stitch is universal, and one of the most ancient of stitches. 
  • The outlines must first be traced and the space filled up with chain stitches. 
  • The stems in the middle are worked with silk in chain stitches. 
  • These ovals are composed of two rows of chain stitch. 

(Definition of “chain stitch” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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