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cordage

Syllabification: cord·age
Pronunciation: /ˈkôrdij
 
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Definition of cordage in English:

noun

Cords or ropes, especially in a ship’s rigging.
Example sentences
  • Hanks of sisal fiber purchased in Elmina market, usually used for making ropes and cordage for ocean-going fishing canoes, were dyed and dried in Hippies' upstairs studios.
  • 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.
  • At the time, there was great demand in Europe for good processed flax to make naval rope, cordage and sails.

Origin

late 15th century: from Old French, from corde 'rope' (see cord).

Words that rhyme with cordage

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