tent stitch definition by Webster's New World
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an embroidery stitch that forms a series of parallel slanting lines
Origin: ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps tent
tent stitch definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A short diagonal embroidery stitch that forms close, even, parallel rows to fill in a pattern or background.