pinking definition

  • verb:
    • provide participle of pink.
  • noun:
    • The work of piercing or stabbing.
    • The act or approach to enhancing materials or garments with a pinking iron; additionally, the design of decoration; scallops created using a pinking metal.
    • The procedure or means of punching a decorative design of scallops and small holes or eyes along the margin of silk along with other fabrics employed for gown or furniture. Also referred to as pouncing.

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