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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Cords or ropes, especially the ropes in the rigging of a ship.
  • n. The amount of wood in an area as measured in cords.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A set of ropes and cords, especially that used for a ship's rigging.
  • n. An amount of wood measured in cords.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Ropes or cords, collectively; hence, anything made of rope or cord, as those parts of the rigging of a ship which consist of ropes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Ropes and cords, in a collective sense; especially, the ropes or cords in the rigging of a ship; hence, something resembling ropes, as twisted, roots or vines.
  • n. The quantity of wood, in cords, on a given area of land.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the amount of wood in an area as measured in cords
  • n. the ropes in the rigging of a ship


From French cordage. (Wiktionary)



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