verb (used with or without object), Sewing.
to sew with slip stitches.
a loose stitch taken between two layers of fabric, as on a facing or hem, so as to be invisible on the right side or outside surface, used in stoating.
a sewing stitch for securing hems, etc, in which only two or three threads of the material are caught up by the needle each time, so that the stitches are nearly invisible from the right side
(transitive) to join (two edges) using slip stitches
noun, Also, slip stream 1. Aeronautics. the airstream pushed back by a revolving aircraft propeller. Compare backwash (def 2), wash (def 31). 2. the airstream generating reduced air pressure and forward suction directly behind a rapidly moving vehicle. verb (used without object) 3. to ride in the slipstream of a fast-moving vehicle. noun 1. Also […]
[slip-stree-ming] /ˈslɪpˌstri mɪŋ/ noun 1. the act of updating a software program without adequately informing the public, as by failing to release it as an official new version. noun, Also, slip stream 1. Aeronautics. the airstream pushed back by a revolving aircraft propeller. Compare backwash (def 2), wash (def 31). 2. the airstream generating reduced […]
verb, Archaic. 1. simple past tense of slip1 . verb (used without object), slipped or (Archaic) slipt; slipped; slipping. 1. to move, flow, pass, or go smoothly or easily; glide; slide: Water slips off a smooth surface. 2. to slide suddenly or involuntarily; to lose one’s foothold, as on a smooth surface: She slipped on […]
noun 1. the end of a slip stem on a spoon.