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cord
American English: /kɔrd/
British English: /kɔːd/

Translation of cord in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 countable and uncountable 1.1 (string, rope)
    (of pajamas, curtains) cordón (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • Alaine nodded and began rummaging round in the small dark brown suede money pouch she wore on a loose thin strand of black cord around her waist.
    • To keep the deer from munching on the daylilies out front, they put a single strand of white cord along the entire length of the split rail fence.
    • Cut the string or cord to the desired length, and thread it through the first bead.
    Example sentences
    • In your marketplace they traded with you beautiful garments, blue fabric, embroidered work and multicolored rugs with cords twisted and tightly knotted.
    • Also, the rails carried black cords with black tassels hanging down, giving a sombre effect to the wooden coffin clamped to the trolley platform.
    • The bungee jumpers now use special harnesses and strong elastic cords.
    1.2 (US) (Electricity)
    Example sentences
    • Many works are connected to the wall by wires or electrical cords, which generate an invisible but dynamic source of energy in her work.
    • She was used to the slight buzz of the electrical cords, but these wires hummed.
    • So the last thing he wanted was a big-screen TV and a mess of electrical wires and cords invading the calm.
    1.3 (Anatomy) spinal cord, → umbilical cord, → vocal cords
    Example sentences
    • The tendon is a cord that attaches a muscle to another body part.
    • As they do this, they travel through a gap in the muscles of the abdomen, which then closes around the cords by which the testicles are attached.
    • A cluster of nerve cells within the cord or brain is called a nucleus.
  • 3 countable (measure of firewood)
    (medida para cargas de leña)
    Example sentences
    • Firewood is generally sold by volume, the most common measure being the cord.
    • Today I got two cords of seasoned wood delivered, and I started tossing it in the barn.
    • Several cords of wood were stacked under a car-port roof and also they had a large, brick barbecue with a handy, half-gallon of kerosene in a plastic container.
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