Smocking



noun
1.
smocked needlework.
2.
embroidery stitches used to hold gathered cloth in even folds.
noun
1.
a loose, lightweight overgarment worn to protect the clothing while working.
verb (used with object)
2.
to clothe in a smock.
3.
to draw (a fabric) by needlework into a honeycomb pattern with diamond-shaped recesses.
noun
1.
ornamental needlework used to gather and stitch material in a honeycomb pattern so that the part below the gathers hangs in even folds
noun
1.
any loose protective garment, worn by artists, laboratory technicians, etc
2.
a woman’s loose blouse-like garment, reaching to below the waist, worn over slacks, etc
3.
Also called smock frock. a loose protective overgarment decorated with smocking, worn formerly esp by farm workers
4.
(archaic) a woman’s loose undergarment, worn from the 16th to the 18th centuries
verb
5.
to ornament (a garment) with smocking

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