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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 skein /ˈsken/
 工字形卷線軸,空中飛的鳥群,糾紛

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Skein n.
 1. A quantity of yarn, thread, or the like, put up together, after it is taken from the reel, -- usually tied in a sort of knot.
 Note:A skein of cotton yarn is formed by eighty turns of the thread round a fifty-four inch reel.
 2. Wagon Making A metallic strengthening band or thimble on the wooden arm of an axle.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Skein, n. Zool. A flight of wild fowl (wild geese or the like). [Prov. Eng.]
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 skein
      n : coils of worsted yarn