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- (nautical) A set of ropes and cords, especially that used for a ship's rigging.
- 1851 November 14, Herman Melville, “chapter 22”, in Moby-Dick; or, The Whale, 1st American edition, New York, N.Y.: Harper & Brothers; London: Richard Bentley, OCLC 57395299:
- […] 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.
- (obsolete) An amount of wood measured in cords.
- (a set of ropes used on a ship): buntline, clewline, cringle, cunningham, downhaul, footrope, guy, halyard, horse, lift, outhaul, sheet, shroud, stay, tack
- (a set of ropes used on a ship): rigging
set of ropes and cords
cordage m (plural cordages)
- rope (especially, for a vessel)