Crossword Genius

Fibre woven to make sails? (5)


I believe the answer is:


I'm a little stuck... Click here to teach me more about this clue!

'fibre' is the definition.
(I know that sisal is a type of plant fiber)

'woven to make sails?' is the wordplay.
'sails' anagrams to 'SISAL'.
But, I am not sure how this is indicated.

Can you help me to learn more?

(Other definitions for sisal that I've seen before include "Hemp fibre" , "Plant fibre used for ropes" , "Fibre used in rope-making" , "Plant fibre used for making rope" , "Strong rope fibre" .)

Want a hint initially instead of a full solution? Install my app