cordeau

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Mid-16th century, from Old French cordel, from corde, from Latin chorda, from Ancient Greek χορδή (khordḗ).

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cordeau m (plural cordeaux)

  1. (usually thin or small) rope, string (used to mark a straight line)
  2. cord (long length of twisted strands of fibre)
  3. straight line
    Aligner une muraille au cordeau.
    To align a wall along a straight line.
  4. (fishing) line, fishing line
  5. (mining) fuse (cord that conveys fire to an explosive device)

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