gros point


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gros point

(ˈɡrəʊ ˈpɔɪnt; French ɡro pwɛ̃)
n
1. (Knitting & Sewing) a needlepoint stitch covering two horizontal and two vertical threads
2. (Knitting & Sewing) work done in this stitch
[C20: from Old French: large point]

gros point

(ˈgroʊ ˌpɔɪnt)

n., pl. gros points.
1. a large stitch used in embroidery.
2. a type of point lace with raised work and large designs.
[1860–65; < French: large point]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gros point - a needlepoint stitch covering two horizontal and two vertical threadsgros point - a needlepoint stitch covering two horizontal and two vertical threads
embroidery stitch, sewing stitch - a stitch made with thread and a threaded sewing needle through fabric or leather
2.gros point - needlepoint embroidery done with large stitches
needlepoint embroidery, needlepoint - embroidery consisting of allover embroidered canvas resembling tapestry
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