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

First Known Use of whipcord

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for whipcord

from its use in making whips

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