yarn

n.

  1. 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.
  2. One of the threads of which the strands of a rope are composed.
  3. A story told by a sailor for the amusement of his companions; a story or tale; as, to spin a yarn.