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A stitch made by inserting the needle at the midpoint of a preceding stitch so that the stitches overlap by half lengths on the back of the fabric and appear continuous on the front.
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(Knitting & Sewing) a strong sewing stitch made by starting the next stitch at the middle or beginning of the preceding one
(Knitting & Sewing) to sew using this stitch
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. stitching or a stitch in which the thread is doubled back on the preceding stitch.v.t., v.i.
2. to sew by backstitch.
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Past participle: backstitched
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|Noun||1.||backstitch - an overlapping stitch made by starting the next stitch at the middle of the preceding one|
|Verb||1.||backstitch - do backstitches|
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