sennit

or sen·net

[ sen-it ]
/ ˈsɛn ɪt /
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noun

a flat, braided cordage, formed by plaiting strands of rope yarn or other fiber, used as small stuff aboard ships.
braided straw or grass used in making hats.

Nearby words

  1. sennar,
  2. sennet,
  3. sennett,
  4. sennett, mack,
  5. sennight,
  6. senopia,
  7. senor,
  8. senora,
  9. senorita,
  10. senryu

Also sin·net [sin-it] /ˈsɪn ɪt/.

Origin of sennit

First recorded in 1760–70; origin uncertain

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British Dictionary definitions for sennit

sennit

/ (ˈsɛnɪt) /

noun

a flat braided cordage used on ships
plaited straw, grass, palm leaves, etc, as for making hats

Word Origin for sennit

C17: of unknown origin

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