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Noun: overcasting  'ow-vu(r),kãs-ting
  1. A long whipstitch or overhand stitch overlying an edge to prevent ravelling
    - overcast
Verb: overcast (overcast)  'ow-vu(r),kãst
  1. Make cloudy
    "Fall weather often overcasts our beaches";
    - cloud
  2. Sew over the edge of with long slanting wide stitches
  3. Sew with an overcast stitch from one section to the next
    "overcast books"

Derived forms: overcastings

Type of: darken, run up, sew, sew together, stitch, stitch up, whipping, whipstitch, whipstitching

Antonym: clear up

Encyclopedia: Overcasting