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Definition of "cordon" []

  • A line of people, military posts, or ships stationed around an area to enclose or guard it. (noun)
  • A cord or braid worn as a fastening or ornament. (noun)
  • A ribbon usually worn diagonally across the breast as a badge of honor or decoration. (noun)
  • Architecture A stringcourse. (noun)
  • Botany A tree or shrub, especially a fruit tree such as an apple or pear, repeatedly pruned and trained to grow on a support as a single ropelike stem. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cordon" in a sentence
  • "A cordon is not utilised with consent, it is a use of force and is perfectly legal and can be enforced by police officers, whether others consent or not."
  • "Also a cordon is not legal territiry to be defended at all costs, it only acts as a cordon with the consent of the public to acknowledge it as such."
  • "He disagreed withy my use of the word cordon, replying: "It's not necessarily to keep away from them, but to keep them away from us," adding that extra space for reporters give us room to roam, and ensures nobody inadvertently encroaches on that space."