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backstitch

[bak-stich] /ˈbækˌstɪtʃ/
noun
1.
stitching or a stitch in which the thread is doubled back on the preceding stitch.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
2.
to sew by backstitch.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; back2 + stitch1
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British Dictionary definitions for back-stitch

backstitch

/ˈbækˌstɪtʃ/
noun
1.
a strong sewing stitch made by starting the next stitch at the middle or beginning of the preceding one
verb
2.
to sew using this stitch
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Word Origin and History for back-stitch
n.

1610s, from back (adj.) + stitch (n.).

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