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running stitch

noun
1.
a sewing stitch made by passing the needle in and out repeatedly with short, even stitches.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50
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British Dictionary definitions for running stitch

running stitch

noun
1.
a simple form of hand stitching, consisting of small stitches that look the same on both sides of the fabric, usually used for gathering Sometimes called gathering stitch
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