Bedford cord

Bed·​ford cord | \ ˈbed-fərd- How to pronounce Bedford cord (audio) \

Definition of Bedford cord

: a clothing fabric with lengthwise ribs that resembles corduroy also : the weave used in making this fabric

First Known Use of Bedford cord

1860, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Bedford cord

perhaps from New Bedford, Massachusetts

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“Bedford cord.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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