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

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, 22 Aug. 2020

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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 27 Jan. 2022.

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