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  • A type of sewing stitch where the stitch goes backwards on the top side of the fabric and doubles forward on the bottom, coming out farther in front, then repeats. The backstitch is a very tight and secure stitch, and also looks very neat.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Back"stitch` (&?;), n. [Back, adv. + stitch.] A stitch made by setting the needle back of the end of the last stitch, and bringing it out in front of the end.

Back"stitch`, v. t. To sew with backstitches; as, to backstitch a seam.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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