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noun (countable except where indicated; plural cords)
  1. 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.
The burglar tied up the householder with a cord.
He looped some cord around his fingers.
  1. A small flexible conductor assembly of insulated wires, "lamp" or "sweeper" cords.
  2. A unit of measurement used for firewood, equal to 128 cubic feet (4 x 4 x 8 feet).
  3. (in plural cords) See cords.
  4. A cross-section measurement of an aircraft's wing.
Etymology: From corde < chorda < Ancient Greek (Doric) (khorda), Ionic (khorde) "string of gut, the string of a lyre"


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