spun yarn


: a textile yarn spun from staple-length fiber
: 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 For this shirt, the brand turned to the renowned cotton mills of Japan, using slow-spun yarn for a soft feel. Men's Health, 13 Feb. 2023 Like the king who couldn’t kill the Persian princess before hearing the conclusion of her well-spun yarn, the master filmmaker treads on ever-relevant topics to intrigue. Carlos Aguilar, Los Angeles Times, 3 May 2021 Nike issued a statement saying its suppliers do not use textiles or spun yarn from the region. Eva Dou, Washington Post, 22 Aug. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of spun yarn was in the 14th century

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“Spun yarn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spun%20yarn. Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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