The number of thousands of yards of yarn which weighs one pound

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  • typp —    abbreviation for thousand yards per pound, a unit formerly used to describe yarn density. 1 typp equals about 2.015 907 meters per gram, and n typp corresponds to a yarn density of 2.015 907/n tex (see above) …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • typp — /tip/, n. Textiles. a number representing the aggregate of thousands of yards of yarn weighing one pound. [t(housand) y(ards) p(er) p(ound)] * * * …   Universalium

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