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point zigzag

English translation: zigzag stitch

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French term or phrase:point zigzag
English translation:zigzag stitch
Entered by: Rebecca Parker - Into English Ltd.

17:00 Jul 31, 2007
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Materials (Plastics, Ceramics, etc.) / Sewing Stitches
French term or phrase: point zigzag
ST:

Point zigzag - un point machine, qui, sur un bord, permet d’éviter l’effilochage.

Is there such a term as 'zigzag stitch' in UK English? Frustratingly, I think I can picture it but I'm not sure what it is called.

Is it the stitch you might use on the machine to attach a ribbon or band, like raffia, to decorate an item of clothing?

The stitch where the machine needle alternates left and right in a sort of drunken stagger across the cloth, giving a row of open-bottomed triangles?
Rebecca Parker - Into English Ltd.
United Kingdom
Local time: 16:46
zigzag stitch
Explanation:
Termium:
Domaine(s)
  – Sewing
  – Sewing Techniques and Stitching
Domaine(s)
  – Couture
  – Techniques d'exécution et points
de couture
 
zigzag stitch Source
CORRECT

point zigzag Source
CORRECT, MASC

point en zigzag Source
CORRECT, MASC

DEF – Zigzag stitch: Machine
stitch of variable length and
width used to finish the raw
edge of a seam allowance on
frayable fabrics; a commonly
used machine stitch. Source

DEF – Point zigzag : Point
machine très employé, de
longueur et de largeur
variables, permettant de
surfiler les bords bruts d'un
rentré sur un tissu qui
s'effiloche. Source

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Francis MARC
Lithuania
Local time: 18:46
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zigzag stitch


Explanation:
Termium:
Domaine(s)
  – Sewing
  – Sewing Techniques and Stitching
Domaine(s)
  – Couture
  – Techniques d'exécution et points
de couture
 
zigzag stitch Source
CORRECT

point zigzag Source
CORRECT, MASC

point en zigzag Source
CORRECT, MASC

DEF – Zigzag stitch: Machine
stitch of variable length and
width used to finish the raw
edge of a seam allowance on
frayable fabrics; a commonly
used machine stitch. Source

DEF – Point zigzag : Point
machine très employé, de
longueur et de largeur
variables, permettant de
surfiler les bords bruts d'un
rentré sur un tissu qui
s'effiloche. Source



Francis MARC
Lithuania
Local time: 18:46
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in category: 41

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agree  Lori Cirefice
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