Advertisement - Continue reading below

Definition of "seam" [seam]

  • A line of junction formed by sewing together two pieces of material along their margins. (noun)
  • A similar line, ridge, or groove made by fitting, joining, or lapping together two sections along their edges. (noun)
  • A suture. (noun)
  • A scar. (noun)
  • A line across a surface, as a crack, fissure, or wrinkle. (noun)

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 "seam" in a sentence
  • "This seam is your back seam. it is good to trim the edges with pinking shears if you have them."
  • "It looked wonderful, and fit to perfection, the sleeve-set-in seam sitting precisely on the shoulder, the stripes looking deliberate across body and sleeves."
  • "Or dropped-shoulder, like the dinosaur sweater last year, where only a simple straight seam is required."