Seam

Definition of Seam

Pronunciation: sēm
n.1.Grease; tallow; lard.
1.The fold or line formed by sewing together two pieces of cloth or leather.
2.Hence, a line of junction; a joint; a suture, as on a ship, a floor, or other structure; the line of union, or joint, of two boards, planks, metal plates, etc.
Precepts should be so finely wrought together . . . that no coarse seam may discover where they join.
- Addison.
3.(Geol. & Mining) A thin layer or stratum; a narrow vein between two thicker strata; as, a seam of coal.
4.A line or depression left by a cut or wound; a scar; a cicatrix.
Seam blast
a blast made by putting the powder into seams or cracks of rocks.
Seam lace
a lace used by carriage makers to cover seams and edges; - called also seaming lace.
Seam presser
a - (Agric.) A heavy roller to press down newly plowed furrows
b - A tailor's sadiron for pressing seams.
Seam set
a set for flattering the seams of metal sheets, leather work, etc.
- Knight.
v. t.1.To form a seam upon or of; to join by sewing together; to unite.
[imp. & p. p. Seamed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Seaming.]
2.To mark with something resembling a seam; to line; to scar.
Seamed o'er with wounds which his own saber gave.
- Pope.
3.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.
v. i.1.To become ridgy; to crack open.
Later their lips began to parch and seam.
- L. Wallace.
n.1.A denomination of weight or measure.

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