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EtymologyEdit

smock +‎ -ing?

NounEdit

smocking (countable and uncountable, plural smockings)

  1. An embroidery technique in which the fabric is gathered and then embroidered with decorative stitches to hold the gathers in place.
    • 2002, Ian Frazier, Family, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, →ISBN:
      Her stitching was fine and regular, her smocking came out even, and the plaids of her jackets met invisibly at the seams.

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smocking

  1. present participle of smock

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