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In, general, a coil or loop of yarn, such as a skein. The term 'hank' has also been used as a measurement. The standard length for a hank of cotton yarn is 840 yards. For cotton, 7 leas make a hank, while for linen 12 leas make a hank.

Synonyms and Related Terms

madeja (Esp.); streng (garen) (Ned);

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, Phyllis G.Tortora, Robert S. Merkel (eds.), Fairchild Publications, New York City, 7th edition, 1996
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998
  • Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Dictionary of Fiber & Textile Technology (older version called Man-made Fiber and Textile Dictionary, 1965), Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Charlotte NC, 1990

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