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tr.v. whip·stitched, whip·stitch·ing, whip·stitch·es
To sew with overcast stitches, as in finishing a fabric edge or binding two pieces of fabric together.
A stitch made in this manner.
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1. (Knitting & Sewing) a sewing stitch passing over an edge
2. slang US an instant; moment
(Knitting & Sewing) (tr) to sew (an edge) using whipstitch; overcast
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1. to sew with stitches passing over an edge in joining, finishing, or gathering.n.
2. one such stitch.
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Past participle: whipstitched
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|Noun||1.||whipstitch - a sewing stitch passing over an edge diagonally|
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whipstitch[ˈwɪpˌstɪtʃ] n → sopraggitto
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