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spun yarn

noun
1.
yarn produced by spinning fibers into a continuous strand.
2.
Nautical. cord formed of rope yarns loosely twisted together, for serving ropes, bending sails, etc.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English
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spun yarn

noun
1.
(nautical) small stuff made from rope yarns twisted together
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