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cordage Line breaks: cord|age
Pronunciation: /ˈkɔːdɪdʒ/

Definition of cordage in English:


[mass noun]
Cords or ropes, especially in a ship’s rigging: masts, sails, and cordage were down in tangled confusion
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  • This facility was a major producer of rope and cordage for the whole of the Royal Navy until March 1991, when all production ceased because of bomb damage.
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Late 15th century: from Old French, from corde 'rope' (see cord).

Words that rhyme with cordage

vagabondage • poundage
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