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n. pl. tra·pun·tos
Quilting in which the design is outlined with two or more rows of running stitches and then padded from the underside to achieve a raised effect.

[Italian, from past participle of trapungere, to embroider : Latin trāns-, trans- + Latin pungere, to prick; see peuk- in Indo-European roots.]
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n, pl -tos
(Knitting & Sewing) a type of quilting that is only partly padded in a design
[Italian, from trapungere to embroider, from pungere to prick (from Latin)]
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(trəˈpʊn toʊ)

n., pl. -tos.
quilting having an embossed design produced by outlining the pattern with single stitches and then padding it with yarn or cotton.
[1920–25; < Italian: embroidery, n. use of the adj.: embroidered, literally, pricked through (past participle of trapungere) =tra- (< Latin trā-, variant of trāns- trans-) + -punto < Latin pūnctus point]
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