Definition of cordage
1 : ropes or cords; especially : the ropes in the rigging of a ship
2 : the number of cords (as of wood) on a given area
Examples of cordage in a Sentence
a company that produced cordage for ships
Recent Examples of cordage from the Web
Learn what plants are good for rope making and learn how to make cordage.
The Art of Making Rope: The art of making rope or cordage is a primitive skill that is valuable as rope can be used in many ways.
Plants for fiber Douglas Iris (Iris douglasiana) has strong and flexible fibers from leaves; only the fibers along the outside of each leaf were used to make cordage.
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Definition of cordage for English Language Learners
: ropes or cords
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