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cordon

División en sílabas: cor·don
Pronunciación: /ˈkôrdn
 
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Definición de cordon en inglés:

sustantivo

1A line or circle of police, soldiers, or guards preventing access to or from an area or building: troops threw a cordon around the headquarters
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Following the discovery, police threw a cordon round the area and set up a 24-hour guard to protect the site.
  • Soldiers forming a cordon around the police station became involved, and a wall was demolished by a British tank as they struggled to ‘collect’ the men, the MoD said.
  • Police set up cordons around the area and closed the lower end of the High Street while firefighters began carrying out their investigations.
Sinónimos
barrier, line, row, chain, ring, circle;
3 Architecture another term for stringcourse.

verbo

[with object] (cordon off) Volver al principio  
Prevent access to or from (an area or building) by surrounding it with police or other guards: the city center was cordoned off after fires were discovered in two stores
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • A large area surrounding the house has been cordoned off by police tape.
  • People living nearby were woken with the news at around 3am and the area was cordoned off by police tape.
  • The crews were at the scene for four hours and the area was cordoned off as police and fire investigation officers began an examination the scene.
Sinónimos
close off, shut off, seal off, fence off, separate off, isolate, enclose, surround

Origen

late Middle English (denoting an ornamental braid worn on the person): from Italian cordone, augmentative of corda, and French cordon, diminutive of corde, both from Latin chorda 'string, rope' (see cord). sense 3 of the noun, the earliest of the current noun senses, dates from the early 18th century.

Words that rhyme with cordon

Auden, broaden, Gordon, Hordern, Jordan, warden

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