cross-stitch

cross-stitch

[kraws-stich, kros-]
noun
1.
a stitch in which pairs of diagonal stitches of the same length cross each other in the middle to form an X .
2.
embroidery or needlepoint done with this stitch.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
3.
to work in cross-stitch.

Origin:
1700–10

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cross-stitch
 
n
1.  an embroidery stitch made by two stitches forming a cross
2.  embroidery worked with this stitch
 
vb
3.  to embroider (a piece of needlework) with cross-stitch

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cross-stitch
1710, from cross (adj.) + stitch (v.).
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