spun yarn


Definition of spun yarn

1 : a textile yarn spun from staple-length fiber
2 : a small rope or stuff formed of two or more rope yarns loosely twisted and used for seizings especially on board ship

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On weekends all month, from 2 to 4 p.m., the Prospect Park Alliance invites children to visit the house to card wool, spin yarn and make rag dolls. Laurel Graeber, New York Times, "8 Things to Do With Your Kids in N.Y.C. This Weekend," 17 May 2018 The robot spins yarns about spending summers on a Minnesota farm. Bill Plaschke, latimes.com, "An unsettling development: Tom Brady is not so easy to hate anymore," 31 Jan. 2018 On a recent Sunday, Lovelyarns store in Hampden bustled nonstop from opening until closing with people browsing, taking classes and just stopping by to spin yarn, knit and chat about all things fiber. Algerina Perna, baltimoresun.com, "Hampden yarn shop stitches together a tight-knit community," 22 Dec. 2017 But Dorsey and Jackson patting themselves on the back, spinning yarns about the old days and sending the Browns into traditional-football purgatory isn't the answer either. Doug Lesmerises, cleveland.com, "Jimmy Haslam, failed owner so far, may get John Dorsey hire right by accident: Doug Lesmerises," 8 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of spun yarn

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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