whipcord


whip·cord

noun \ˈhwip-ˌkrd, ˈwip-\

Definition of WHIPCORD

1
:  a thin tough cord made of braided or twisted hemp or catgut
2
:  a cloth that is made of hard-twisted yarns and has fine diagonal cords or ribs

Origin of WHIPCORD

from its use in making whips
First Known Use: 14th century

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