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Cordtex Line breaks: Cord|tex
Pronunciation: /ˈkɔːdtɛks/

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Definition of Cordtex in English:


[mass noun] trademark
Fuse cable consisting of a core of explosive material in a plastic and textile sheath.
Example sentences
  • In practice if you initiate the Cordtex at the front there is a millisecond delay before the back goes and so the chimney falls the right way.
  • These were proprietary brands such as Cordtex or Primacord which looked like a silver or yellow electric wire and which contained a white explosive filling.
  • George Thomas’ favourite explosive charge was a five gallon drum of petrol with a ring of Cordtex and a detonator.


1930s: from the noun cord + textile.

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