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Definition of "cordage" [cord•age]

  • Cords or ropes, especially the ropes in the rigging of a ship. (noun)
  • The amount of wood in an area as measured in cords. (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 "cordage" in a sentence
  • "The researchers have also recovered fragments of knotted "cordage" - woven seagrass - that might have been used to make fishing nets."
  • "Although the projected use of the fiber in the southern United States is for producing newsprint, a major current product from the plant is cordage, which is used for carpet pads, twine, rope, and fiber bags."
  • "Usually one of these dead-eyes is held by an iron strap to the point where it is required to fix and strain the cordage, which is ordinarily a shroud."