Definition of whipstitch in English:


Pronunciation /ˈ(h)wipˌstiCH/ /ˈ(h)wɪpˌstɪtʃ/


  • An overcast stitch.

    ‘Secure the facing to the twill tape with small, close whipstitches.’
    • ‘Using a simple whipstitch, and catching just the centers or the hidden layers of the ribbon, stitch the ribbon flowers over the green leaf trim at the lace upper edge.’
    • ‘A whipstitch of alternating 2-and 4mm bites was applied to each edge of the tendon.’

transitive verb

[with object]
  • Sew (something) with whipstitches.

    • ‘Cross the tape ends under the hook, then pin and whipstitch them to the garment.’