nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- A simple overcasting stitch, usually of a thread contrasting in color with the fabric, used primarily as ornament on clothing.
- A stitch used in sewing together the leaves of a book at the fold lines, either with thread or wire.