feed dog

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English[edit]

A feed dog (item 2) on a sewing machine.

Etymology[edit]

feed + corruption of cog.

Noun[edit]

feed dog (plural feed dogs)

  1. (sewing) On a sewing machine, the toothed mechanism that uses a forward, down, back, and up motion against the presser foot to advance the fabric through the machine evenly.

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