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Smyth sewing

or Smythe sewing

[smahyth, smith] /smaɪθ, smɪθ/
noun, Bookbinding.
a method of sewing together folded, gathered, and collated signatures with a single thread sewn through the folds of individual signatures.
Origin of Smyth sewing
after David M. Smyth (1833-1907), Irish-born U.S. inventor, who designed a machine performing this kind of sewing
Related forms
Smyth-sewn, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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