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slip stitch

noun, Sewing.
1.
a loose stitch taken between two layers of fabric, as on a facing or hem, so as to be invisible on the right side or outside surface, used in stoating.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85

slip-stitch

[slip-stich] /ˈslɪpˌstɪtʃ/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), Sewing.
1.
to sew with slip stitches.
Origin
1895-1900
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British Dictionary definitions for slip-stitch

slip stitch

noun
1.
a sewing stitch for securing hems, etc, in which only two or three threads of the material are caught up by the needle each time, so that the stitches are nearly invisible from the right side
verb
2.
(transitive) to join (two edges) using slip stitches
Word Origin
C19: from slip1
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