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- yarn spun from staple fibers
- Naut. a line made of several rope yarns twisted together
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A lightweight line made of several rope yarns loosely wound together, used for seizings onboard ship.