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Definition of "tatting" [tat•ting]

  • Handmade lace fashioned by looping and knotting a single strand of heavy-duty thread on a small hand shuttle. (noun)
  • The act or art of making such lace. (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 "tatting" in a sentence
  • "Fatima and I were not rich in tatting edges, and rejoiced when the conversation took another turn."
  • "She has Christmas fern, autumn fern, ostrich fern, northern maidenhair fern, tassel fern, Japanese painted fern, lady fern, cinnamon fern, sensitive fern and one she calls tatting fern that was new to me."
  • "Any woman who had time for frivolité, as the Creoles called tatting, was busy working eyelets on linen."