chain stitch

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chain stitch (plural chain stitches)

  1. An ornamental stitch like the links of a chain, used in crocheting, sewing, and embroidery.
  2. (machine sewing) A stitch in which the looping of the thread or threads forms a chain on the underside of the work; the loop stitch, as distinguished from the lock stitch.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for chain stitch in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)