Yarn

Definition of Yarn

n.1.
1.Spun wool; woolen thread; also, thread of other material, as of cotton, flax, hemp, or silk; material spun and prepared for use in weaving, knitting, manufacturing sewing thread, or the like.
2.(Rope Making) One of the threads of which the strands of a rope are composed.
3.A story told by a sailor for the amusement of his companions; a story or tale; as, to spin a yarn.

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