The coiled and twisted yarn that you buy to knit a scarf is an example of a skein.
A flock of geese flying in v-formation is an example of a skein.
A 20-game winning skein.
Origin of skein
- Middle English skeine from Old French escaigne
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English skeyne, Old French escaigne, French Ã©cagne, probably of Celtic origin