1Plaited straw, hemp, or similar fibrous material used in making hats.
- ‘The French 17-strand sennit produces a lovely ‘French twist’.’
- ‘Untwist the strips as necessary to flatten out the sennit.’
Braided cordage in flat, round, or square form, used for making mats, lashings, etc.
Early 17th century: of unknown origin.