follow Dictionary.com

Get the details behind our redesign

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples for whipcord
  • whipcord was very common however linen, hemp, and sinew were used as well.
British Dictionary definitions for whipcord

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for whipcord

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for whipcord

19
20
Scrabble Words With Friends