Definition of chain stitch in English:

chain stitch

noun

  • An ornamental stitch in which loops are crocheted or embroidered in a chain.

    • ‘The former featured bold and colorful designs worked with silk threads on cotton grounds, often executed in minute chain stitches using a hand-held hooked awl.’
    • ‘It is of white cotton, embroidered in typically Gujarati chain stitch in brilliantly coloured silk.’
    • ‘The Lambanis create a rich appearance by filling the background with simple chain stitch, herringbone, long and short stitches.’
    • ‘Currently a chain stitch is used in all flat felled machines, a stitch similar to that used on a sack of potatoes.’

Pronunciation:

chain stitch

/ˈCHān ˌstiCH/