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: coil, loop
: a coiled or looped bundle (as of yarn) usually containing a definite yardage
: any of a series of rings or clips by which a jib or staysail is attached to a stay
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14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1
Middle English, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse hǫnk hank; akin to Old English hangian to hang
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: an amount of yarn, thread, etc., that has been wound into a large loop or loose ball
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