lock stitch

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also lock stitch  (lŏk′stĭch′)
A stitch made on a sewing machine by interlocking the upper thread and the bobbin thread.

lock stitch

(Knitting & Sewing) a sewing-machine stitch in which the top thread interlocks with the bobbin thread

lock′ stitch`

or lock′stitch`,

a sewing-machine stitch in which two threads are locked together at small intervals.
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Tenders are invited for Supply erection and commissioning of single needle medium heavy duty lock stitch industrial sew machine complete with stand table and motor qty 04 nos
As the last lock stitch happened and the needle was moving to its next position, I hit the "STOP" button.
The company will showcase their unique pillow closing machine designed to close the open end of the pillow using a lock stitch.
The hernial ring was closed by applying lock stitch suture using non-absorbable cotton thread.
Hunt did not pursue his invention and in 1846 another American, Elias Howe, patented a sewing machine with a grooved, eye- pointed needle and shuttle, which also produced a lock stitch.