Associations to the word «Seam»


SEAM, noun. (sewing) A folded back and stitched piece of fabric; especially, the stitching that joins two or more pieces of fabric.Wp
SEAM, noun. A suture.
SEAM, noun. A thin stratum, especially of coal or mineral.
SEAM, noun. (cricket) The stitched equatorial seam of a cricket ball; the sideways movement of a ball when it bounces on the seam.
SEAM, noun. An old English measure of grain, containing eight bushels.
SEAM, noun. An old English measure of glass, containing twenty-four weys of five pounds, or 120 pounds.
SEAM, noun. (construction) A joint formed by mating two separate sections of materials.
SEAM, noun. A line or depression left by a cut or wound; a scar; a cicatrix.
SEAM, noun. (figurative) A line of junction; a joint.
SEAM, verb. To put together with a seam.
SEAM, verb. To make the appearance of a seam in, as in knitting a stocking; hence, to knit with a certain stitch, like that in such knitting.
SEAM, verb. To mark with a seam or line; to scar.
SEAM, verb. To crack open along a seam.
SEAM, verb. (cricket) Of the ball, to move sideways after bouncing on the seam.
SEAM, verb. (cricket) Of a bowler, to make the ball move thus.
SEAM, noun. (UK) (dialect) (obsolete) grease; tallow; lard
SEAM ALLOWANCE, noun. (sewing) The part of the material or fabric added to the dimensions of a sewing pattern outside the seam.
SEAM ALLOWANCES, noun. Plural of seam allowance
SEAM LACE, noun. A lace used by carriage makers to cover seams and edges.
SEAM PRESSER, noun. A heavy roller to press down newly ploughed furrows.
SEAM PRESSER, noun. A tailor's sadiron for pressing seams.
SEAM SET, noun. A set for flattering the seams of metal sheets, leather work, etc.

Dictionary definition

SEAM, noun. Joint consisting of a line formed by joining two pieces.
SEAM, noun. A slight depression in the smoothness of a surface; "his face has many lines"; "ironing gets rid of most wrinkles".
SEAM, noun. A stratum of ore or coal thick enough to be mined with profit; "he worked in the coal beds".
SEAM, verb. Put together with a seam; "seam a dress".

Wise words

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