bar tack

bar tack
noun a stitch made to strengthen a potential weak spot in a garment or other sewn item.
Derivatives
bar-tacked adjective
bar tacking noun

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  • Bar tack — is a series of hand or machine made stitches used for reinforcing areas of stress on a garment, such as pocket openings, bottom of a fly opening or buttonholes. It consists of a series of close set zig zag stitches (machine) or whip stitches… …   Wikipedia

  • bar tack — noun Etymology: bar (I) : a reinforcement for points of strain in clothing consisting of a bar shaped line of small stitches worked across several threads • bartacked ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ adjective * * * a close series of stitches crossing a piece of cloth …   Useful english dictionary

  • bar-tack — /bahr tak /, v.t., v.i. to sew or reinforce with bar tack. [1950 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • bar-tack — /bahr tak /, v.t., v.i. to sew or reinforce with bar tack. [1950 55] …   Useful english dictionary

  • bar tack — a close series of stitches crossing a piece of cloth, as in an article of clothing, in order to reinforce it at a point of concentrated strain. [1950 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • tack´er — tack1 «tak», noun, verb. –n. 1. a short, sharp pointed nail or pin with a flat, broad head: »We bought some carpet tacks. 2. a long, loose stitch used as a temporary fastening before final sewing. 3. any very slight, loose fastening: »hanging by… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bar iron — Iron I ron ([imac] [u^]rn), n. [OE. iren, AS. [=i]ren, [=i]sen, [=i]sern; akin to D. ijzer, OS. [=i]sarn, OHG. [=i]sarn, [=i]san, G. eisen, Icel. [=i]sarn, j[=a]rn, Sw. & Dan. jern, and perh. to E. ice; cf. Ir. iarann, W. haiarn, Armor. houarn.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bar iron — Iron I ron ([imac] [u^]rn), n. [OE. iren, AS. [=i]ren, [=i]sen, [=i]sern; akin to D. ijzer, OS. [=i]sarn, OHG. [=i]sarn, [=i]san, G. eisen, Icel. [=i]sarn, j[=a]rn, Sw. & Dan. jern, and perh. to E. ice; cf. Ir. iarann, W. haiarn, Armor. houarn.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tie bar — A tie bar (also tie slide, tie clip, or tie clasp)cite web url=http://www.slate.com/id/2167134?nav=tap3 title=Here Lies the Tie Clip: An elegy for a great accessory. first=Paul last=Devlin date=2007 05 29 publisher=Slate] is a neckwear accessory… …   Wikipedia

  • rear tack strip — A fixed or hinged bar on a convertible top which holds the rear end of the hood against the rear deck …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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