Spun-yarn

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; Middle English

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spun yarn
 
n
nautical small stuff made from rope yarns twisted together

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