One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Plaited straw, hemp, or similar fibrous material used in making hats.
- ‘Untwist the strips as necessary to flatten out the sennit.’
- ‘The French 17-strand sennit produces a lovely ‘French twist’.’
- 1.1Nautical Braided cordage in flat, round, or square form, made from three to nine cords and used for making mats, lashings, etc.
Mid 18th century: variant of sinnet.
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