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cordon

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noun cor·don \ˈkȯr-dən, -ˌdän\

Simple Definition of cordon

  • : a line of people or objects that are placed around or in front of a person or place to keep people away

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of cordon

  1. 1 a :  an ornamental cord or ribbon b :  stringcourse

  2. 2 a :  a line of troops or of military posts enclosing an area to prevent passage b :  a line of persons or objects around a person or place <a cordon of police>

  3. 3 :  an espalier especially of a fruit tree trained as a single horizontal shoot or two diverging horizontal shoots in a single line

Examples of cordon in a sentence

  1. A cordon of police kept protesters away from the building.



Origin of cordon

French, diminutive of corde cord


First Known Use: 15th century

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Rhymes with cordon


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cordon

verb cor·don

Definition of cordon

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to form a protective or restrictive cordon around —usually used with off <police cordoned off the area around the crime scene>



1561

First Known Use of cordon

1561




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