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spun yarn

noun

Definition of spun yarn

  1. 1 :  a textile yarn spun from staple-length fiber

  2. 2 :  a small rope or stuff formed of two or more rope yarns loosely twisted and used for seizings especially on board ship



14th Century

First Known Use of spun yarn

14th century

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