Spun yarn
Spun Spun (sp[u^]n), imp. & p. p. of {Spin}. [1913 Webster]

{Spun hay}, hay twisted into ropes for convenient carriage, as on a military expedition.

{Spun silk}, a cheap article produced from floss, or short-fibered, broken, and waste silk, carded and spun, in distinction from the long filaments wound from the cocoon. It is often mixed with cotton.

{Spun yarn} (Naut.), a line formed of two or more rope-yarns loosely twisted. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • spun yarn — n. 1. yarn spun from staple fibers 2. Naut. a line made of several rope yarns twisted together …   English World dictionary

  • spun yarn — spun′ yarn′ n. 1) tex yarn produced by spinning fibers into a continuous strand 2) naut. navig. cord formed of rope yarns loosely twisted together, for serving ropes, bending sails, etc • Etymology: 1350–1400 …   From formal English to slang

  • spun yarn — noun (nautical) small stuff consisting of a lightweight rope made of several rope yarns loosely wound together • Topics: ↑seafaring, ↑navigation, ↑sailing • Hypernyms: ↑small stuff * * * noun 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • spun yarn — noun Date: 14th century 1. a textile yarn spun from staple length fiber 2. a small rope or stuff formed of two or more rope yarns loosely twisted and used for seizings especially on board ship …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • spun yarn — thread that was made from spun fibers, yarn created by spinning fibers into threads …   English contemporary dictionary

  • spun yarn — /spʌn ˈjan/ (say spun yahn) noun cord formed of rope yarns loosely twisted together, for serving ropes, bending sails, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • spun yarn — 1. yarn produced by spinning fibers into a continuous strand. 2. Naut. cord formed of rope yarns loosely twisted together, for serving ropes, bending sails, etc. [1350 1400; ME] * * * …   Universalium

  • spun yarn — noun Nautical cord made by twisting loose strands of rope together …   English new terms dictionary

  • spun yarn —   Pāniani …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • spun-yarn — …   Useful english dictionary

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