One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Strengthen and prevent fraying of (an edge of cloth) by oversewing it.‘the seams are well stitched and overlocked to prevent fraying’
- ‘She showed well finished (not just overlocked, but bound) knickerbockers in black, a pink singlet with covered buttons and suspender clips, and a white singlet with a column of buttons down the left.’
- ‘Thread the serger upper looper with decorative thread, then overlock the mesh edge with a 3-thread rolled hem stitch.’
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