rogue's yarn


Definition of rogue's yarn

: a yarn of a different twist, material, or color inserted into navy cordage especially to identify it if stolen or to trace the maker in case of defect

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First Known Use of rogue's yarn

circa 1769, in the meaning defined above

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“Rogue's yarn.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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