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Meaning of skein

skein

Pronunciation: (skān), [key]
— n.
  1. a length of yarn or thread wound on a reel or swift preparatory for use in manufacturing.
  2. anything wound in or resembling such a coil: a skein of hair.
  3. something suggestive of the twistings of a skein: an incoherent skein of words.
  4. a flock of geese, ducks, or the like, in flight.
  5. a succession or series of similar or interrelated things: a skein of tennis victories.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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