Definition of Spun yarn

1. Noun. (nautical) small stuff consisting of a lightweight rope made of several rope yarns loosely wound together.

Category relationships: Navigation, Sailing, Seafaring
Generic synonyms: Small Stuff



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spun Yarn

spumid
spumier
spumiest
spumiferous
spuminess
spuming
spumone
spumones
spumoni
spumonis
spumous
spumy
spun
spun out
spun sugar
spun yarn (current term)
spunbonded
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spunges
spunging
spunging-house
spunked
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spunkier
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spunkiest
spunkily
spunkiness

Literary usage of Spun yarn

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Two Years Before the Mast: A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea by Richard Henry Dana, Charles Welsh (1907)
"The next point to be considered is, that all the "small stuffs " which are used on board a ship— such as spun- yarn, marline, seizing-stuff, etc., etc. ..."

2. Two Years Before the Mast: A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea by Richard Henry Dana, Charles Welsh (1907)
"The next point to be considered is, that all the " small stuffs " which are used on board a ship— such as spun- yarn, marline, seizing-stuff, etc., etc. ..."

3. Two Years Before the Mast: A Personal Narrative by Richard Henry Dana (1869)
"The next point to be considered is, that all the " small stuffs " which are used on board a ship — such as spun- yarn, marline, seizing-stuff, &c., &c. ..."

4. Two Years Before the Mast: A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea by Richard Henry Dana (1911)
"This chafing gear consists of worming, parcelling, roundings, battens, and service of all kinds — both rope- yarns, spun-yarn, marline and seizing-stuffs. ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"As the spinner proceeds down the walk, he throws the spun yarn into one of these partitions, thus relieving himself of the weight and keeping the yarn off ..."

6. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"... which constitutes spun yarn; and from the flyers it is wound on the more slowly rotating spool within the flyer arms, centred on the top of the spindle. ..."

7. The Cotton Manufacturing Industry of the United States by Melvin Thomas Copeland (1912)
"The harder ring-spun yarn is better adapted for the warp than for the weft, and was at first used only for warp yarn. But improvements making possible the ..."

8. Incidents of a Whaling Voyage: To which are Added Observations on the by Francis Allyn Olmsted (1841)
"WhM there is nothing else to do, they pick to pieces old ropes, and splice together the separate yarns, which are then twisted together and form spun yarn. ..."

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