cordage

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French cordage.

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Noun[edit]

cordage (plural cordages)

  1. (nautical) A set of ropes and cords, especially that used for a ship's rigging.
    • 1819, Lord Byron, Don Juan, II.13:
      So Juan stood, bewildered on the deck: / The wind sung, cordage strained, and sailors swore [...].
    • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby Dick, chapter 22
      [...] as the old craft deep dived into the green seas, and sent the shivering frost all over her, and the winds howled, and the cordage rang [...]
    • 1974, Lawrence Durrell, Monsieur, Faber & Faber 1992, p. 151:
      A lone river wind sighed in the cordage of the ship.
  2. (obsolete) An amount of wood measured in cords.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

corde +‎ -age

Noun[edit]

cordage m (plural cordages)

  1. rope (especially, for a vessel)

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