Petit-point

petit point

[pet-ee]
noun
1.
a small stitch used in embroidery. Compare gros point ( def 1 ), tent stitch.
2.
embroidery done on a canvas backing and resembling woven tapestry.

Origin:
1880–85; < French: literally, small stitch

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To petit-point
Collins
World English Dictionary
petit point (ˈpɛtɪ ˈpɔɪnt, French pəti pwɛ̃)
 
n
1.  Also called: tent stitch a small diagonal needlepoint stitch used for fine detail
2.  work done with such stitches, esp fine tapestry
 
[French: small point]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature