noun (countable except where indicated; plural cords)
- A long, thin, flexible length of twisted strands of fibre/fiber, for example rope; (uncountable) such a length of twisted strands considered as a commodity.
Etymology: From corde < chorda < Ancient Greek (Doric) (khorda), Ionic (khorde) "string of gut, the string of a lyre"
- The burglar tied up the householder with a cord.
- He looped some cord around his fingers.
- A small flexible conductor assembly of insulated wires, "lamp" or "sweeper" cords.
- A unit of measurement used for firewood, equal to 128 cubic feet (4 x 4 x 8 feet).
- (in plural cords) See cords.
- A cross-section measurement of an aircraft's wing.
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