lock stitch EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun a sewing-machine stitch in which two threads are locked together at small intervals.
Origin of lock stitch First recorded in 1860–65 Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for lock stitch Historical Examples of lock stitch
His first efforts were failures, but all at once the idea of the lock-stitch came to him.
There can be no doubt that lock-stitch machines can be run as high as 3,000.
Elias Howe improved the sewing machine and patented his lock-stitch machine.
I seen the heaviest and hardest kind of navy boots stitched at 1,500 to the minute upon Singer’s lock-stitch machines.
There are two types of sewing machines in use—the chain-stitch and the lock-stitch.
Edith Louise Allen
British Dictionary definitions for lock stitch lock stitch noun a sewing-machine stitch in which the top thread interlocks with the bobbin thread Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012