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Meaning of slip stitch

slip' stitch"

Pronunciation: [key]
— Sewing. Sewing.
  1. a loose stitch taken between two layers of fabric, as on a facing or hem, so as to be invisible on the right side or outside surface, used in stoating.

slip-stitch

Pronunciation: (slip'stich"), [key]
— v.t., v.i. Sewing.
  1. to sew with slip stitches.
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