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Definition of "cross-stitch" [cross•-stitch]

  • A double stitch forming an X in sewing and embroidery. (noun)
  • Needlework made with X-shaped stitches. (noun)
  • To make or embroider with X-shaped stitches. (verb-transitive)
  • To work in the fashion of X-shaped stitches. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cross-stitch" in a sentence
  • "For 12p a time, or a 25p all-day fare, travellers between the ancient village of Thelwall-with-Grappenhall and the nature reserve at Thelwall Eyes can hail Kevin from his neat Victorian office where he sits beside an ancient telephone – still used to warn of major vessels using the canal – doing his cross-stitch."
  • "Sold the cross-stitch and have run off with Barb my shotput coach."
  • "And it had the Galaxy Quest ships picked out in cross-stitch and outlining stitches."