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cordage

[kawr-dij] /ˈkɔr dɪdʒ/
noun
1.
fiber and wire ropes, lines, hawsers, etc., taken as a whole, especially with reference to the rigging and other equipment of a vessel.
2.
a quantity of wood measured in cords.
Origin
1480-1490
1480-90; cord + -age
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Examples from the web for cordage
  • The trade in ropes, cordage, and other marine stores is also looking up.
  • Only the rope, cordage, and twine subsector grew over the period.
  • cordage, made from the inner bark of cottonwood or milkweed, held the rest of the fibers hanging freely.
  • Boys learned the art of making cordage and creating rabbit skin blankets.
  • The fibers could be twisted into cordage that was used as rope.
  • The inner bark of the plant and the silk from the seed pods were used to make fiber and cordage.
British Dictionary definitions for cordage

cordage

/ˈkɔːdɪdʒ/
noun
1.
(nautical) the lines and rigging of a vessel
2.
an amount of wood measured in cords
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Word Origin and History for cordage
n.

"ropes, especially on a ship," late 15c., from Old French cordage, from corde "cord" (see cord).

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