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English definition of “strand”

strand

noun [C] (THREAD)    /strænd/
C2 a thin thread of something, often one of a few, twisted around each other to make a string or rope: a strand of cotton She tucked a loose strand of hair behind her ears.General words for textiles
(Definition of strand noun (THREAD) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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