fell seam


fell seam
noun

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • flat fell seam — flat fell seam, a seam made by stitching once, trimming one edge of the seam close to the stitching, and turning the other edge over this and stitching it flat, used on pajamas, shirts, and the like; fell …   Useful english dictionary

  • flat-fell seam — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌfel noun Etymology: obsolete English flat fell (from English flat (I) + obsolete English fell, n., action of felling a seam, felled seam, from English fell) (II) + English seam : a strong seam with two lines of stitching showing on the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fell — 1. verb /fɛl/ a) To make something fall; especially to chop down a tree. To fell seam allowances, catch the lining underneath before emerging 1/4 (6mm) ahead, and 1/8 (3mm) to 1/4 (6mm) into the seam allowance. b) To stitch down a protruding flap …   Wiktionary

  • fell — fell1 [fel] vi., vt. pt. of FALL fell2 [fel] vt. [ME fellen < OE fællan, fellan (< Gmc * falljan), caus. of feallan (< Gmc * fallan), FALL] 1. to cause to fall; knock down [to fell an opponent with a blow] 2. t …   English World dictionary

  • fell — Ⅰ. fell [2] ► VERB 1) cut down (a tree). 2) knock down. 3) stitch down (the edge of a seam) to lie flat. DERIVATIVES feller noun. ORIGIN Old English, related to FALL …   English terms dictionary

  • Fell — Fell, n. 1. (Sewing) A form of seam joining two pieces of cloth, the edges being folded together and the stitches taken through both thicknesses. [1913 Webster] 2. (Weaving) The end of a web, formed by the last thread of the weft. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fell — I. /fɛl / (say fel) verb past tense of fall. II. /fɛl / (say fel) verb (t) 1. to cause to fall; knock, strike, or cut down: to fell an animal; to fell a tree. 2. Sewing to finish (a seam) by sewing the edge down flat. –noun 3 …   Australian English dictionary

  • fell´ness — fell1 «fehl», verb. past tense of fall: »Snow fell last night. fell2 «fehl», verb, noun. –v.t. 1. to cause to fall; cut, knock, or strike down: »One blow felled him to the ground …   Useful english dictionary

  • fell´a|ble — fell1 «fehl», verb. past tense of fall: »Snow fell last night. fell2 «fehl», verb, noun. –v.t. 1. to cause to fall; cut, knock, or strike down: »One blow felled him to the ground …   Useful english dictionary

  • fell — fell1 /fel/, v. pt. of fall. fell2 /fel/, v.t. 1. to knock, strike, shoot, or cut down; cause to fall: to fell a moose; to fell a tree. 2. Sewing. to finish (a seam) by sewing the edge down flat. n. 3. Lumbering. the amount of timber cut down in… …   Universalium