Definition of sennit in English:


Syllabification: sen·nit
Pronunciation: /ˈsenit
(also sinnet)


1Plaited straw, hemp, or similar fibrous material used in making hats.
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  • The French 17-strand sennit produces a lovely ‘French twist’.
  • Untwist the strips as necessary to flatten out the sennit.
1.1 Nautical Braided cordage in flat, round, or square form, used for making mats, lashings, etc.


early 17th century: of unknown origin.

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