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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
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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.
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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.
A stratum or bed of coal or other mineral.
A thin layer or stratum of rock.
A very narrow coal vein.
An unwelded fold or lap which appears as a crack on the surface of a casting or wrought product.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
1. A joint between two sheets of materials, such as metal.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.