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Meaning of seam

seam

Pronunciation: (sēm), [key]
— n.
  1. the line formed by sewing together pieces of cloth, leather, or the like.
  2. the stitches used to make such a line.
  3. any line formed by abutting edges.
  4. any linear indentation or mark, as a wrinkle or scar.
  5. a line of stitches formed by purling.
  6. a comparatively thin stratum; a bed, as of coal.
—v.t.
  1. to join with or as if with stitches; make the seam or seams of.
  2. to furrow; mark with wrinkles, scars, etc.
  3. to knit with or in a seam.
—v.i.
  1. to become cracked, fissured, or furrowed.
  2. to make a line of stitches by purling.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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