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A general term for a flexible string or rope of twisted fibers. Cord is made from many types of bast fibers such as cotton, jute, flax, ramie, hemp, sisal, olona, gravata, agel, widuri, caraguata, etc.

Synonyms and Related Terms

cordage; corde (Fr.);cuerda (Esp.); cordón (Esp.);; cord (stof met zware lengteribbels) (Ned); streng (Ned); band (Ned);

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 236
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998