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Meaning of CORDUROY

Pronunciation:  'kordu`roy

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a cut pile fabric with vertical ribs; usually made of cotton
  2. [n]  a road made of logs laid crosswise
  3. [v]  build (a road) from logs laid side by side

CORDUROY is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: cord
 See Also: Bedford cord, build, cloth, construct, fabric, make, material, narrow wale, road, route, textile, wide wale



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cor"du*roy`\ (k[^o]r"d[-u]*roi` or k[^o]r`d[-u]*roi"),
    n. [Prob. for F. corde du roi king's cord.]
    1. A sort of cotton velveteen, having the surface raised in
    2. pl. Trousers or breeches of corduroy.
    {Corduroy road}, a roadway formed of logs laid side by side
       across it, as in marshy places; -- so called from its
       rough or ribbed surface, resembling corduroy. [U.S.]
  2. \Cor"du*roy`\, v. t.
    To form of logs laid side by side. ``Roads were corduroyed.''
    --Gen. W. T. Sherman.
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