whipcord

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noun whip·cord \ˈhwip-ˌkȯrd, ˈwip-\

Definition of whipcord

  1. 1 :  a thin tough cord made of braided or twisted hemp or catgut

  2. 2 :  a cloth that is made of hard-twisted yarns and has fine diagonal cords or ribs

Origin and Etymology of whipcord

from its use in making whips


First Known Use: 14th century

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