whipcord

noun whip·cord \ ˈhwip-ˌkȯrd , ˈwip- \

Definition of whipcord

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


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