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Definition of yarn:

  1. A story told by a sailor for the amusement of his companions; a story or tale; as, to spin a yarn.
  2. One of the threads of which the strands of a rope are composed.
  3. Spun wool; woolen thread; also, thread of other material, as of cotton, flax, hemp, or silk; material spun and prepared for use in weaving, knitting, manufacturing sewing thread, or the like.

Synonyms:

wool, train of thought, words, lie, fish story, recitation, cock-and-bull story, reading, twist, alibi, recital, fabrication, crock, ribbon, thread, tall tale, narration, screw thread.

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