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whipstitch

[hwip-stich, wip-] /ˈʰwɪpˌstɪtʃ, ˈwɪp-/
verb (used with object)
1.
to sew with stitches passing over an edge, in joining, finishing, or gathering.
noun
2.
one such stitch.
Idioms
3.
every whipstitch, Southern U.S. at short intervals:
She drops in to see us every whipstitch.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; whip + stitch
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British Dictionary definitions for whip-stitch

whipstitch

/ˈwɪpˌstɪtʃ/
noun
1.
a sewing stitch passing over an edge
2.
(US, slang) an instant; moment
verb
3.
(transitive) to sew (an edge) using whipstitch; overcast
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