WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
Smyth′ sew′ing (smīth, smith),USA pronunciation [Bookbinding.]
- Printinga method of sewing together folded, gathered, and collated signatures with a single thread sewn through the folds of individual signatures.
- after David M. Smyth (1833–1907), Irish-born U.south, southern. inventor, who designed a machine performing this kind of sewing