whipcord

[hwip-kawrd, wip-]
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; Middle English wyppe-cord. See whip, cord

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whipcord (ˈwɪpˌkɔːd)
 
n
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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Whipcord was very common however linen, hemp, and sinew were used as well.
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