A heavy cloth with a lengthwise rib made from cotton, worsted, rayon, or silk. Bedford cord is a strong, durable fabric. The raised cord parallels the the warp direction. Bedford cord is used for uniforms, children's clothes, sport clothes, and outerwear.
Synonyms and Related Terms
P.Tortora, R.Merkel (eds.), Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, Fairchild Publications, New York, 1996.
Sources Checked for Data in Record
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