Share this entry
sennit Syllabification: sen·nit
Pronunciation: /ˈsenət/
(also sinnet)

Definition of sennit in English:


1Plaited straw, hemp, or similar fibrous material used in making hats.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with sennit

Bennett, genet, jennet, rennet, senate, sennet, tenet
Definition of sennit in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources