One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Strengthen and prevent fraying of (an edge of cloth) by oversewing it.
- ‘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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