satin stitch

satin stitch

noun
a long, straight embroidery stitch worked closely parallel in rows to form a pattern that resembles satin.

Origin:
1675–85

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satin stitch
 
n
an embroidery stitch consisting of rows of flat stitches placed close together
 
[C17: so called from the satin-like appearance of embroidery using this stitch]

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