skein

A continuous strand of YARN arranged in a loose coil.

skein

[n] - coils of worsted yarn
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Skein

Skein noun [ Middle English skeyne , Old French escaigne , French ├ęcagne , probably of Celtic origin; confer Ir. sgainne , Gael. sgeinnidh thread, small twine; or perhaps the English word is immediately from Celtic.] 1. A quantity of yarn, thread, or the lik...
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skein

1. A quantity of yarn, thread, or the like, put up together, after it is taken from the reel, usually tied in a sort of knot. ... A skein of cotton yarn is formed by eighty turns of the thread round a fifty-four inch reel. ... 2. A metallic strengthening band or thimble on the wooden arm of an axle. ... Origin: OE. Skeyne, OF. Escaigne, F. Ecagne, ...
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skein

noun coils of worsted yarn
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Skein

• (n.) A quantity of yarn, thread, or the like, put up together, after it is taken from the reel, -- usually tied in a sort of knot. • (n.) A metallic strengthening band or thimble on the wooden arm of an axle. • (n.) A flight of wild fowl (wild geese or the like).
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Skein

[hash function] Skein is a cryptographic hash function and one of five finalists in the NIST hash function competition. Entered as a candidate to become the SHA-3 standard, the successor of SHA-1 and SHA-2, it ultimately lost to NIST hash candidate Keccak. The name Skein refers to how the Skein function intertwines the input, similar to a s...
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skein

a coil of yarn or cord. In retail trade, a skein is a highly variable unit, varying from one type of yarn to another and often from one manufacturer to another. In textile manufacturing, however, the skein is a unit of length equal to the lea.
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Skein

A skein is a measure of cotton equal to eighty threads.
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Skein

Skein is the collective noun for a group of geese in flight.
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skein

Type: Term Pronunciation: skān Definitions: 1. The coiled threads of chromatin seen in the prophase of mitosis.
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Skein

Floss that is packaged together with a paper tube is called a skein. The color, brand and number should be written on the label.
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