how to pronounce skein

skɛɪn

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meanings of skein

noun:

  1. A web, a weave, a tangle.
  2. The membrane of a fish ovary.
  3. A metallic strengthening band or thimble on the wooden arm of an axle.
  4. A winning streak.
  5. A group of wild fowl, (e.g. geese, goslings) when they are in flight.
  6. A quantity of yarn, thread, or the like, put up together, after it is taken from the reel. A skein of cotton yarn is formed by eighty turns of the thread around a fifty-four inch reel.

verb:

  1. To wind or weave into a skein.

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