whipcord

noun

whip·​cord ˈ(h)wip-ˌkȯrd How to pronounce whipcord (audio)
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

Word History

Etymology

from its use in making whips

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of whipcord was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Whipcord.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whipcord. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

whipcord

noun
whip·​cord ˈhwip-ˌkȯ(ə)rd How to pronounce whipcord (audio)
ˈwip-
1
: a thin tough braided cord
2
: a strong cloth with fine diagonal ridges

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