saddle stitch

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saddle stitch

n.
1. A simple overcasting stitch, usually of a thread contrasting in color with the fabric, used primarily as ornament on clothing.
2. A stitch used in sewing together the leaves of a book at the fold lines, either with thread or wire.

sad′dle stitch`


n.
a. an overcasting stitch, esp. one made with a strip of leather or cord.
b. a spaced running stitch in contrasting thread.
[1930–35]
sad′dle-stitch`, v.t.
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Noun1.saddle stitch - a decorative overcast or running stitch, especially in a contrasting color
embroidery stitch, sewing stitch - a stitch made with thread and a threaded sewing needle through fabric or leather