Definition of sinnet in English:

sinnet

Line breaks: sin¦net
Pronunciation: /ˈsɪnɪt
 
/
(also sennit)

noun

[mass noun] Nautical
Braided cordage in flat, round, or square form, made from three to nine cords.
More example sentences
  • By using the hot knife, you can cut the sennit on a angle that will fit into corners like a picture frame.
  • Sometimes cracked wooden bowls were repaired with sennit, and it was used to lash together the parts for knee drums or to attach shark teeth to weapons.
  • Gaskets made of French sennit are only used for topgallant and royal yards.

Origin

early 17th century: of unknown origin.

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