Rope-yarn
Rope-yarn \Rope"-yarn`\, n. the yarn or thread of any stuff of which the strands of a rope are made. [1913 Webster]

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  • rope yarn — noun the strands out of which ropes are made • Hypernyms: ↑strand * * * noun 1. a. : the yarn or thread composing the strands of a rope b. : a yarn of fibers loosely twisted up right handedly 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • rope yarn — noun a) yarn or thread, composing the strands of a rope b) a yarn of fibers, twisted up loosely and right handedly …   Wiktionary

  • rope yarn. — See under yarn (def. 3). [1615 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • rope yarn — /ˈroʊp jan/ (say rohp yahn) noun See yarn (def. 2) …   Australian English dictionary

  • rope yarn. — See under yarn (def. 3). [1615 25] …   Useful english dictionary

  • rope-yarn — …   Useful english dictionary

  • rope-yarn knot — noun : a knot made by splitting rope yarns and joining the ends with half knots and used to tie rope yarns together …   Useful english dictionary

  • yarn — /yahrn/, n. 1. thread made of natural or synthetic fibers and used for knitting and weaving. 2. a continuous strand or thread made from glass, metal, plastic, etc. 3. the thread, in the form of a loosely twisted aggregate of fibers, as of hemp,… …   Universalium

  • rope — n. & v. n. 1 a stout cord made by twisting together strands of hemp, sisal, flax, cotton, nylon, wire, or similar material. b a piece of this. c US a lasso. 2 (foll. by of) a quantity of onions, ova, or pearls strung together. 3 (in pl., prec. by …   Useful english dictionary

  • yarn — /jan / (say yahn) noun 1. thread made by twisting fibres, as nylon, cotton or wool, and used for knitting and weaving. 2. the thread, in the form of a loosely twisted aggregate of fibres, as of hemp, of which rope is made (rope yarn). 3.… …   Australian English dictionary

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