chain-stitch

chain stitch

noun
1.
a kind of ornamental hand stitching in which each stitch forms a loop through the forward end of the next.
2.
a basic crochet stitch in which yarn is pulled with the crochet hook through a loop on the hook to form a continuous strand of interlocking single loops.
3.
a machine stitch forming a chain on the underside of the fabric.

Origin:
1590–1600

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chain stitch
 
n
1.  an ornamental looped embroidery stitch resembling the links of a chain
 
vb
2.  to sew (something) with this stitch

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