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seam

1. a stratum of coal, ore, etc.
2. Surgery another name for suture (sense 1b)
3. Cricket of or relating to a style of bowling in which the bowler utilizes the stitched seam round the ball in order to make it swing in flight and after touching the ground

Seam

 

in garment manufacturing, the point where sections are joined in clothing, footwear, and the like. There are three types of seams: stitched, glued, and welded. Stitched seams are the most common. Welded seams are used for garments made of thermoplastic fabric or films; they are ordinarily produced by the heat, ultrasound, or high-frequency method. Welded seams may be segmented to reduce rigidity if the seal does not have to be airtight.

seam

[sēm]
(engineering)
A mechanical or welded joint.
A mark on ceramic or glassware where matching mold parts join.
A line occurring on a molded or laminated piece of plastic material that differs in appearance from the rest of the surface and is caused by a parting of the mold. Also known as mold seam.
(geology)
A stratum or bed of coal or other mineral.
A thin layer or stratum of rock.
A very narrow coal vein.
(metallurgy)
An unwelded fold or lap which appears as a crack on the surface of a casting or wrought product.

seam

1. A joint between two sheets of materials, such as metal.
2.See welt.
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