Definition of sinnet in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsɪnɪt/
(also sennit)


[mass noun] Nautical
Braided cordage in flat, round, or square form, made from three to nine cords.
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.


Early 17th century: of unknown origin.

Words that rhyme with sinnet

innit, linnet, minute

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