spun yarn

noun

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

Examples of spun yarn in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nike issued a statement saying its suppliers do not use textiles or spun yarn from the region. Eva Dou, Washington Post, "Sanctions on China’s top cotton supplier weave a tangled web for fashion brands," 22 Aug. 2020 Kaitlin Elizabeth Baxter and Liz Curtis also have memorable turns spinning yarns. Matthew J. Palm, orlandosentinel.com, "‘Phantasmagoria: Reckoning’: Things go bump in the night | Review," 20 Oct. 2019 That led her into needle felting, spinning yarn and weaving. Lyndi Mcnulty, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "An Eye for Art: Textile artist Holly Palmer enjoys creating ‘something made from nothing’," 3 Oct. 2019 Since 1976, our company has spun yarn for some of the world’s top fashion brands. Ronna Chao, Quartz, "I helped create a unique upcycling system—but it won’t solve fashion’s waste problem," 10 Sep. 2019 Lying and spinning yarns does not show Trump up as a rank exaggerator. Victor Davis Hanson, National Review, "Democrats’ Debate Cowardice, Hypocrisy, and Nuttiness," 6 Aug. 2019 It was equipped with the latest open-end spindles for spinning yarn, but the cloth the plant produced was for export to China — that is, until the tariff wars wiped out $40 million in sales last year. Don Lee, latimes.com, "Casualty of trade war: Chinese investments in U.S. grind to a halt, blocking new jobs," 1 July 2019 At home, grandparents would spin yarns; at school, if a teacher failed to turn up, students were instructed to regale each other with tales. A.a.k. | Mumbai, The Economist, "Girish Karnad was one of India’s foremost storytellers," 12 June 2019 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

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First Known Use of spun yarn

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Spun yarn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spun%20yarn. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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