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A flat narrow braid woven in zigzag form, used as a trimming for clothing or curtains.

[Reduplication of rack.]
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(ˈrɪkˌræk) or


(Textiles) a zigzag braid used for trimming
[C20: dissimilated reduplication of rack1]
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or ric•rac


a narrow zigzag braid or ribbon used as a trim.
[1880–85, Amer.; gradational reduplication of rack1]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rickrack - a narrow zigzag ribbon used as trimming
passementerie, trim, trimming - a decoration or adornment on a garment; "the trimming on a hat"; "the trim on a shirt"
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n no pl (US) → Zickzackbordüre f
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materials White Dot 7/8 yard for background Assorted Prints and Tone-on-Tones 1/2 yard total for applique Blue Tone-on-Tone 3/4 yard for binding Backing 1 3/8 yards Batting 4 rectangles 16"x 22" Fusible web Orange rickrack 16" cutting White Dot 4 rectangles (A) 12 1/2"x 18 1/2" Assorted Prints and Tone-on-Tones 1 complete set of applique patches Blue Tone-on-Tone 8 strips 2 1/2"x 40" for bindings The applique patterns are on the pattern sheet.
* On the pillow-top right side, align one rickrack edge with the 1/4" line, placing the rickrack to the inside of the line.
Pacita Abad's works make use of rickrack, buttons, sequins, fabrics like ikat and batik, and in one painting, even a flattened aluminum tube of paint.
She has only had two starts for Madeleine Tylicki, winning on her stable debut at Ballinrobe before finding Rickrack and company too strong in a Sligo handicap.
Beaten on his seasonal bow in Navan, Inscribe impressed when beating Rickrack in a 10-furlong Curragh handicap in May, when rated just 82.
This is adorned with accouterments, such as sequins, beads, shells, buttons, tiny mirrors, bits of tin and glass, rickrack and rhinestones.
Right below it, a tiny collar in white with pink rickrack, a pearl button.
His shirt like a second skin; the rickrack trim of her dress fraying where it rubs under her arm.
They applied ribbons and bows, small pom-poms, rickrack and buttons to some of the squares.
Some were colorful, trimmed in rickrack, but each one always had pockets.
From patchwork to embroidery and using rickrack, this offers keys to applying full-sized applique patterns to projects at all skills levels, and creates an outstanding collection perfect for those who want new designs based on old ideas.