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serge 1

A twilled cloth of worsted or worsted and wool, often used for suits.

[Middle English sarge, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *sārica, from Latin sērica (vestis), silken (clothing), feminine of sēricus, silken, from Greek sērikos, of the Seres, silken, from Sēres, a people of eastern Asia, perhaps China.]

serge 2

tr.v. serged, serg·ing, serg·es
To overcast (the raw edges of a fabric) to prevent unraveling.

[Back formation from serging, type of overcast stitch, from serge.]

serg′er n.


a sewing machine used to create finished seams on fabric
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Noun1.serger - a sewing machine that overcasts the raw edges of a fabric with a V-shaped stitchserger - a sewing machine that overcasts the raw edges of a fabric with a V-shaped stitch
sewing machine - a textile machine used as a home appliance for sewing
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