Definition of through stitch in English:

through stitch

(also thorough stitch)

noun

  • A stitch taken right through the material being sewn; (also occasionally) stitching of this kind. Formerly also figurative with reference to thoroughness of action: compare sense B.

adjective

  • Chiefly in form thorough-stitch. Thoroughgoing, out-and-out. Later also: thorough, exhaustive. Now archaic and rare.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Andrew Kingsmill (d. 1569), civil lawyer and religious activist. In some forms from through- + stitch.

Pronunciation

through stitch

/ˈθruː stɪtʃ/