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Skein may refer to:
- A flock of geese or ducks in V formation flight
- A wound ball of yarn with a centre pull strand, see Hank (textile)
- A unit of measurement used by weavers and tailors, equal to 96 ells or 360 feet (110 m)
- TV Series, used part of Variety's slanguage.
- Skein dubh, a Scottish knife
- Skein module, a mathematical concept
- Skein relation, a mathematical concept often used to give a simple definition of knot polynomials
- Skein (comics), a fictional supervillain in the Marvel Comics universe
- Skein (hash function), a candidate hash function to the NIST hash function competition from Bruce Schneier et al.
- The part of an axle that a wagon wheel is mounted to.
- The Tangled Skein, a novel by Baroness Orczy
- With a Tangled Skein, a novel by Piers Anthony, book three of Incarnations of Immortality
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