1 in fabric
VERB + SEAM sew, stitch, tack She sewed the seam with small neat stitches. | unpick It took hours to unpick the seams. | iron, press
PHRASES be bursting at the seams (often figurative) The film is bursting at the seams with good performances. | come/fall apart at the seams (often figurative) Their marriage was coming apart at the seams.
2 of coal, etc.
ADJ. coal | rich They're still mining a rich seam of high-grade coal.
VERB + SEAM mine