Meaning of bar tack

bar' tack"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a close series of stitches crossing a piece of cloth, as in an article of clothing, in order to reinforce it at a point of concentrated strain.

bar-tack

Pronunciation: (bär'tak"), [key]
— v.t., v.i.
  1. to sew or reinforce with bar tack.
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