cordage

noun cord·age \ ˈkȯr-dij \

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

  1. a company that produced cordage for ships

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First Known Use of cordage

1582


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cordage

noun

Definition of cordage for English Language Learners

  • : ropes or cords


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