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[often as modifier] A small loop or series of small loops of twisted thread in lace or embroidery, typically decorating the border of a fabric.
- ‘I'm working a provisional cast on as I think that I'm going to cast off in a picot edging.’
- ‘So, on Sunday night, I darned in all the ends, did the picot - edged for the bands and did the i-cord button loops.’
- ‘Pin elastic to upper edge of bra right side with plush side facing up and picot edge pointing inward.’
- ‘‘For women's styles, we are seeing more feminine details, including lace and picot trims,’ he says.’
- ‘I have probably about another 6 repeats of the various eyelet rows, then the picot bind-off (fiddly, but fabulous).’
Early 17th century: from French, literally small peak or point diminutive of pic.
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