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whipcord Syllabification: whip·cord
Pronunciation: /ˈ(h)wipkôrd/

Definition of whipcord in English:


1Thin, tough, tightly twisted cord used for making the flexible end part of whips.
Example sentences
  • The cat-o-nine-tails (thick leather whip) with its knitted thongs of whipcord was pickled in brine to stiffen it when there was an imminent flogging.
  • The whipcord only reached eight to ten feet from the handle, at least it seemed it would.
2A closely woven ribbed worsted fabric, used for making garments such as jodhpurs.

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