|corduroy (ˈkɔːdəˌrɔɪ, ˌkɔːdəˈrɔɪ)|
|See also corduroys|
|a. a heavy cotton pile fabric with lengthways ribs|
|b. (as modifier): a corduroy coat|
|[C18: perhaps from the proper name Corderoy]|
strong durable fabric with a rounded cord, rib, or wale surface formed by cut pile yarn. The back of the goods has a plain or a twill weave. Corduroy is made from any of the major textile fibres and with one warp and two fillings. After it is woven, the back of the cloth is coated with glue; the floats of pile yarn are then cut in their centre. The glue prevents the filling from drawing out of the goods during the cutting. The glue is removed from the face, which is then subjected to a series of brushings, waxings, and singeings to produce a velvetlike ribbed finish.
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