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catgut

[ kat-guht ]
/ ˈkætˌgʌt /
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noun
a strong cord made by twisting the dried intestines of animals, as sheep, used in stringing musical instruments and tennis rackets, for surgical sutures, etc.
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Origin of catgut

1590–1600; apparently cat + gut, though allusion is obscure
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British Dictionary definitions for catgut

catgut
/ (ˈkætˌɡʌt) /

noun
a strong cord made from the dried intestines of sheep and other animals that is used for stringing certain musical instruments and sports rackets, and, when sterilized, as surgical ligaturesOften shortened to: gut
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