Glossary of Medical Terms

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1. That which, being sewed or otherwise fastened to an edge or border, serves to guard, strengthen, or adorn it; as; A little cord covered with dress and sewed on a seam or border to strengthen it; an edge of dress folded on itself, generally over a cord, and sewed down. A hem, border, or fringe. In shoemaking, a narrow strip of leather near a shoe, between the upper leather and sole. In steam boilers and sheet-iron work, a strip riveted upon the edges of plates that form a butt joint. In carpentry, a strip of tree fastened over a flush seam or joint, or an angle, to strengthen it. In machine-made stockings, a strip, or flap, of which the heel is formed. 2. A narrow border, as of an usual, but not extending near the ends. Welt joint, a joint, as of plates, made with a welt, instead of by overlapping the edges. See Weld, 1 . Origin: OE. Welte, perhaps fr. W. Gwald a hem, a welt, gwaldu to welt or to hem. Source: Websters Vocabulary
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