Etymology
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cross-stitch (n.)

1710, in needlework, "a stitch in the form of an X; two stitches, one crossing the other in the middle," from cross- + stitch (n.). As a verb from 1794. Related: Cross-stitched; crossed-stitching.

updated on May 20, 2018

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Definitions of cross-stitch from WordNet

cross-stitch (n.)
two stitches forming a cross or X;
cross-stitch (n.)
embroidery done with pairs of stitches that cross each other;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.