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bar tack

noun
1.
a close series of stitches crossing a piece of cloth, as in an article of clothing, in order to reinforce it at a point of concentrated strain.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55

bar-tack

[bahr-tak] /ˈbɑrˌtæk/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
1.
to sew or reinforce with bar tack.
Origin
1950-55
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