rickrack

[rik-rak]
noun
a narrow, zigzag braid or ribbon used as a trimming on clothing, linens, etc.
Also, ricrac.


Origin:
1880–85, Americanism; gradational reduplication of rack1

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rickrack or ricrac (ˈrɪkˌræk)
 
n
a zigzag braid used for trimming
 
[C20: dissimilated reduplication of rack1]
 
ricrac or ricrac
 
n
 
[C20: dissimilated reduplication of rack1]

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Some nightgowns are hand smocked and some pajamas are trimmed in piping or rickrack.
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