corduroy

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

1cor·du·roy

noun \ˈkr-də-ˌri\

: a strong cotton cloth with straight raised lines on it

corduroys : pants made of corduroy

plural cor·du·roys

Full Definition of CORDUROY

1
a plural :  trousers of corduroy fabric
b :  a durable usually cotton pile fabric with vertical ribs or wales
2
:  logs laid side by side transversely to make a road surface

Examples of CORDUROY

  1. a jacket made of corduroy

Origin of CORDUROY

origin unknown
First Known Use: circa 1791

Other Textiles Terms

batt, bias, brocade, duck, flock, lawn, toile

2corduroy

verb
corduroyedcorduroy·ing

Definition of CORDUROY

transitive verb
:  to build (a road) of logs laid side by side transversely; also :  to build a corduroy road across

First Known Use of CORDUROY

1854

Other Transportation Terms

camber, demurrage, milestone

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