spun yarn

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spun yarn

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

spun yarn



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

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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