Bedford cord
noun Etymology: perhaps from New Bedford, Massachusetts Date: 1862 a clothing fabric with lengthwise ribs that resembles corduroy; also the weave used in making this fabric

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  • Bedford cord — Bedford cord, named after the town of Bedford in England, is a heavy fabric with a lengthwise ribbed weave that resembles corduroy. Trousers made with Beford cord are sometimes called Bedford cords …   Wikipedia

  • Bedford cord — n. [? after BEDFORD or NEW BEDFORD] a heavy cloth with vertical ribs, like corduroy …   English World dictionary

  • bedford cord — /bɛdfəd ˈkɔd/ (say bedfuhd kawd) noun 1. a fabric, especially wool, woven to give a distinctive lengthwise or diagonal corded effect. 2. (plural) trousers made from this material. Also, Bedford cord …   Australian English dictionary

  • Bedford cord — noun a tough woven fabric with prominent ridges. Origin C19: named after Bedford in central England …   English new terms dictionary

  • Bedford cord — n. a tough woven fabric having prominent ridges, similar to corduroy. Etymology: Bedford in S. England …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bedford cord — cotton, worsted, rayon, or silk, distinctively woven for a lengthwise, corded effect. [1860 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • Bedford (disambiguation) — Bedford is the county town of Bedfordshire. It may also refer to: Settlements called Bedford In Australia*Bedford, Western AustraliaIn Canada*Bedford, Nova Scotia *Bedford, Ontario (Durham Region) *Bedford, Ontario (Frontenac County) *Bedford… …   Wikipedia

  • Bed|ford cord — «BEHD fuhrd», a heavy cloth ribbed like corduroy, used especially for riding breeches. ╂[< Bedford, a town in England] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bedfordcord — Bedford cord n. A heavy fabric with a lengthwise ribbed weave that resembles corduroy.   [After Bedford, England.] * * * …   Universalium

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