Definition of dummy cord in English:

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dummy cord

Entry from US English dictionary


A cord or strap that secures an object (such as a weapon) to one’s person.
Example sentences
  • Each slot pocket has a D-ring sewn inside at the top for dummy cords or suspending hydration bladders.
  • The hook floated upright, but I had a pretty fair current that day, the dummy cord turned out to be a good idea.
  • Remove the cover and allow it to hang by the dummy cord and then when maintenance is complete reinstall the cover.


[with object]
Secure an object to one’s person with a cord: he’ll show you how to dummy cord your knife
More example sentences
  • There are 4 loops for dummy cording items that you place in the pockets or in the main compartment.
  • You can always tell the new guy as his sergeant has all his important stuff dummy corded to his web belt.
  • I guess the cleaning crew isn't pictured because they were dummy corded to the buffer across the room.

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Syllabification: dum·my cord

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