sewing machine

sewing machine
'sewing ma.chine
a machine for stitching cloth or clothes together

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  • Sewing machine — Sewing Sew ing, n. 1. The act or occupation of one who sews. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is sewed with the needle. [1913 Webster] {Sewing horse} (Harness making), a clamp, operated by the foot, for holding pieces of leather while being sewed.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sewing machine — sewing machines N COUNT A sewing machine is a machine that you use for sewing …   English dictionary

  • sewing machine — ► NOUN ▪ a machine with a mechanically driven needle for sewing or stitching cloth …   English terms dictionary

  • sewing machine — ☆ sewing machine n. a machine with a mechanically driven needle used for sewing and stitching …   English World dictionary

  • Sewing machine — Elias Howe s lockstitch machine, invented 1845 A sewing machine is a textile machine used to stitch fabric, cards and other material together with thread. Sewing machines were invented during the first Industrial Revolution to decrease the amount …   Wikipedia

  • Sewing machine —    The earliest known sewing machine was created in France by Barthélemy Thimmonier in 1830, however, mounting pressure from tailors guilds at the time thwarted its success. In 1846, American Elias Howe perfected and patented the lockstitch… …   Historical Dictionary of the Fashion Industry

  • sewing machine — any of various foot operated or electric machines for sewing or making stitches, ranging from machines with a shuttle for a spool of thread and a needle for sewing garments to industrial machines for sewing leather, book pages together, etc.… …   Universalium

  • sewing machine — noun a textile machine used as a home appliance for sewing • Hypernyms: ↑home appliance, ↑household appliance, ↑textile machine • Hyponyms: ↑serger * * * noun, pl ⋯ machines [count] : a machine that is used for sewing things * * * ˈsewing machine …   Useful english dictionary

  • sewing machine — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms sewing machine : singular sewing machine plural sewing machines a machine used for sewing cloth …   English dictionary

  • Sewing-Machine Needles — (coord|62|58|S|60|30|W|) is a three prominent rock needles, the highest 45 m, lying close southeast of Rancho Point, Deception Island, in the South Shetland Islands. The name Sewing Machine Rock was given by whalers for what was originally a… …   Wikipedia

  • sewing machine — sewing ma,chine noun count a machine used for sewing cloth …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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