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pet·it point

 (pĕt′ē point′)
1. A small stitch used in needlepoint.
2. Needlepoint done with a small stitch.

[French : petit, small + point, stitch.]

petit point

(ˈpɛtɪ ˈpɔɪnt; French pəti pwɛ̃)
1. (Knitting & Sewing) Also called: tent stitch a small diagonal needlepoint stitch used for fine detail
2. (Knitting & Sewing) work done with such stitches, esp fine tapestry
[French: small point]

pet′it point`

(ˈpɛt i)
1. a small stitch used in embroidery.
2. embroidery done on a canvas backing and resembling woven tapestry.
[1880–85; < French: literally, small stitch]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.petit point - a small diagonal needlepoint stitch
embroidery stitch, sewing stitch - a stitch made with thread and a threaded sewing needle through fabric or leather
2.petit point - needlepoint done with small stitches
needlepoint embroidery, needlepoint - embroidery consisting of allover embroidered canvas resembling tapestry

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