flat fell seam


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.

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  • 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 seam — noun : flat fell seam …   Useful english dictionary

  • fell — fell1 past of fall. fell2 verb 1》 cut down (a tree).     ↘knock down. 2》 (also flat fell) stitch down (the edge of a seam) to lie flat. noun an amount of wood cut. Derivatives feller noun Origin OE fellan, of Gmc origin; related to …   English new terms dictionary

  • 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 — 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 — 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

  • fell — I [[t]fɛl[/t]] v. pt. of fall II fell [[t]fɛl[/t]] v. t. 1) to knock, strike, shoot, or cut down; cause to fall: to fell a moose; to fell a tree[/ex] 2) clo (in sewing) to finish (a seam) by sewing the edge down flat • Etymology: bef. 900; ME; OE …   From formal English to slang

  • fell — fel n. animal skin; moorland; flat seam (Sewing); number of trees cut in a season v. knock down, chop down (a tree); sew the edge of a seam down flat adj. fierce, terrible, ruthless, cruel; destructive; deadly fɔːl n. tumble; descent; decrease; …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fell — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German fel skin, Latin pellis Date: before 12th century 1. skin, hide, pelt 2. a thin tough membrane covering a carcass directly under the hide II. transitive verb Etymology:… …   New Collegiate Dictionary