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spun yarn

A lightweight line made of several rope yarns loosely wound together, used for seizings onboard ship.
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spun yarn



(Nautical Terms) nautical small stuff made from rope yarns twisted together
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spun′ yarn′

1. yarn produced by spinning fibers into a continuous strand.
2. cord formed of rope yarns loosely twisted together, for serving ropes, bending sails, etc.
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Noun1.spun yarn - (nautical) small stuff consisting of a lightweight rope made of several rope yarns loosely wound together
sailing, seafaring, navigation - the work of a sailor
small stuff - any light rope used on shipboard
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