kook cord

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See kook (unskilful boarder).

Noun[edit]

kook cord (plural kook cords)

  1. (surfing, dated) A leg rope.
    • 2000, Ben Marcus, surfline.com [1]
      As recently as 1971, surf leashes were called "kook cords" by a surfing world that grew up thinking that a surfer must pay for his mistakes by swimming.