Skein in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Skein

the V-formation that ducks and geese fly in when they are migrating

Examples of Skein in a sentence

Because they like to stick together when they are migrating for the winter, ducks and geese fly in a skein, which is a formation in the shape of a V.  🔊

If you have ever witnessed a flock of birds flying the shape of a V, you have witnessed the formation known as a skein.  🔊

In a skein formation, there is a leader that takes point at the tip of the V, leading all of his fellow birds to new place to stay for the winter.  🔊

While a skein usually refers to the V-formation of migrating geese, it can technically be used to refer to a flock of geese in flight in general.  🔊

A flock of swans or geese in flight is called a skein, but most people only call it as such when they are flying in the signature migratory V-formation.  🔊

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