noun[mass noun] Nautical
Braided cordage in flat, round, or square form, made from three to nine cords.
- 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.
Early 17th century: of unknown origin.
Words that rhyme with sinnetinnit, linnet, minute
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