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cordon

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noun cor·don \ˈkȯr-dən, -ˌdän\

Definition of cordon

  1. 1a :  an ornamental cord or ribbon untied the cordon that fastened his cloakb :  stringcourse

  2. 2a :  a line of troops or of military posts enclosing an area to prevent passageb :  a line of persons or objects around a person or place a cordon of police

  3. 3 :  an espalier especially of a fruit tree trained as a single horizontal shoot or two diverging horizontal shoots in a single line

Examples of cordon in a Sentence

  1. A cordon of police kept protesters away from the building.

Origin and Etymology of cordon

French, diminutive of corde cord

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cordon

verb cor·don

Definition of cordon

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to form a protective or restrictive cordon (see 1cordon 2) around —usually used with off Police cordoned off the area around the crime scene.

Origin and Etymology of cordon

see 1cordon




CORDON Defined for English Language Learners

cordon

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Definition of cordon for English Language Learners

  • : a line of people or objects that are placed around or in front of a person or place to keep people away



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