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cross-stitch

[kraws-stich, kros-] /ˈkrɔsˌstɪtʃ, ˈkrɒs-/
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
1700-1710
1700-10
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British Dictionary definitions for cross-stitch

cross-stitch

noun
1.
an embroidery stitch made by two stitches forming a cross
2.
embroidery worked with this stitch
verb
3.
to embroider (a piece of needlework) with cross-stitch
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Word Origin and History for cross-stitch
n.

1710, from cross (adj.) + stitch (v.). As a verb from 1794.

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