Definition of Sewing machine

1. Noun. A textile machine used as a home appliance for sewing.

Generic synonyms: Home Appliance, Household Appliance, Textile Machine
Specialized synonyms: Serger

Definition of Sewing machine

1. Noun. Any mechanical or electromechanical device used to stitch cloth or other material; normally uses two threads to form lock stitches ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sewing Machine

sewing-machine operator
sewing-machine stitch
sewing basket
sewing circle
sewing kit
sewing lounge
sewing machine (current term)
sewing machines
sewing needle
sewing room
sewing spasm
sewing up
sewn up
sews up

Literary usage of Sewing machine

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1920)
"It appears that the plaintiff bought a sewing machine from the defendant and agreed with him to make sales of other machines and musical instruments for ..."

2. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"The various forms of sewing-machine by which uppers are closed, and their important modifications for uniting soles and uppers, are also principally of ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"Book-sewing Machine. ft* inner circle of professional bookbinders there has grown ip a new profession, that of the designer for pictorial book- . ..."

4. Southern Literary Messenger (1859)
"Machines, purchased from you, do the work of twenty young ladies. We with pleasure recommend the Grover Si. Baker sewing machine to be the best in use. ..."

5. The Making of America by Robert Marion La Follette, William Matthews Handy, Charles Higgins (1906)
"As the sewing machine is essentially an American production, and the most important feature of the invention of the machine was the needle constructed by ..."

6. The Atlantic Monthly by Making of America Project (1867)
"Some young ladies have developed a kind of genius for the sewing-machine. The apparatus has fascinated them ; they execute marvels upon it, as Gottschalk ..."

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