or sen·net

[ sen-it ]
/ ˈsɛn ɪt /


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.
Also sin·net [sin-it] /ˈsɪn ɪt/.

Origin of sennit

First recorded in 1760–70; origin uncertain Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for sennit


/ (ˈsɛnɪt) /


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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