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whipcord

[hwip-kawrd, wip-] /ˈʰwɪpˌkɔrd, ˈwɪp-/
noun
1.
a cotton, woolen, or worsted fabric with a steep, diagonally ribbed surface.
2.
a strong, hard-twisted cord, sometimes used for the lashes of whips.
3.
a cord made from the intestines of animals; catgut.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English wyppe-cord. See whip, cord
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whipcord

/ˈwɪpˌkɔːd/
noun
1.
a strong worsted or cotton fabric with a diagonally ribbed surface
2.
a closely twisted hard cord used for the lashes of whips, etc
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