Definition of "skein" [skein]

  • (noun) A length of thread or yarn wound in a loose long coil.
  • (noun) Something suggesting the coil of a skein; a complex tangle: a twisted skein of lies.
  • (noun) A flock of geese or similar birds in flight. See Synonyms at flock1.

Use "skein" in a sentence

  • "That's cuz the other skein is already in progress:"
  • "Each skein is 3 balls of Baby Ull. When I finish Susie's shawl, I'll see if I can use these for some of Cookie's socks."
  • "I don’t know if you can tell, but the skein is almost * nothing* and I hope I don’t run out."

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