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What is "HANK" - Definition & Explanation

An unsupported coil comprising wraps of yarn (or sliver) made by winding the yarn on a reeling machine with a cross-wound pattern and then binding it to prevent tangling.
A measure of YARN varying for different materials; the cotton HANK is 840 yards.

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