spun yarn


noun

yarn produced by spinning fibers into a continuous strand.
Nautical. cord formed of rope yarns loosely twisted together, for serving ropes, bending sails, etc.

Origin of spun yarn

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400
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spun yarn


noun

nautical small stuff made from rope yarns twisted together
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