whipcord
noun Etymology: from its use in making whips Date: 14th century 1. a thin tough cord made of braided or twisted hemp or catgut 2. a cloth that is made of hard-twisted yarns and has fine diagonal cords or ribs

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  • whipcord — [ wipkɔrd ] n. m. • 1893; mot angl., proprt « corde (cord) de fouet (whip) » ♦ Anglic. Tissu serré, à côtes parallèles et obliques (dont on fait notamment les culottes de cheval). ● whipcord nom masculin (anglais whipcord, corde à fouet) Étoffe… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Whipcord — is the name for either a fabric or a form of braided cord. The fabric whipcord is a strong worsted or cotton fabric made of hard twisted yarns with a diagonal cord or rib. The weave used for whipcord is a steep angled twill, essentially the same… …   Wikipedia

  • Whipcord — Whip cord , n. A kind of hard twisted or braided cord, sometimes used for making whiplashes. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whipcord — ► NOUN 1) thin, tough, tightly twisted cord used for making the flexible end part of whips. 2) a closely woven ribbed worsted fabric …   English terms dictionary

  • whipcord — [hwip′kôrd΄, wip′kôrd΄] n. 1. a hard, twisted or braided cord used for whiplashes, etc. 2. a strong worsted cloth with a hard, diagonally ribbed surface …   English World dictionary

  • Whipcord — Whip|cord 〈[wı̣pkɔ:(r)d] m. 6; unz.〉 schräggeripptes Kammgarngewebe [<engl. whip cord „Peitschenschnur“ <whip „Peitsche“ + cord „Seil, Tau, Strick“] * * * Whịp|cord, der; s, s [engl. whipcord, eigtl. = Peitschenschnur]: dem Gabardine… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Whipcord — Whip|cord [ vipkɔrt, engl. wipkɔ:d] der; s, s <aus gleichbed. engl. whipcord, eigtl. »Peitschenschnur«> kräftiger Anzugstoff mit ausgeprägten Schrägrippen …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • whipcord — /hwip kawrd , wip /, n. 1. a cotton, woolen, or worsted fabric with a steep, diagonally ribbed surface. 2. a strong, hard twisted cord, sometimes used for the lashes of whips. 3. a cord made from the intestines of animals; catgut. [1275 1325; ME… …   Universalium

  • whipcord — noun a) a hard, twisted cord used for making whiplashes b) a type of catgut …   Wiktionary

  • Whipcord — Whip|cord 〈 [vı̣pkɔ:(r)t] od. engl. [wı̣pkɔ:(r)d] m.; Gen.: (e)s, Pl.: e; Textilw.〉 garbadineähnliches Gewebe aus Kammgarn [Etym.: engl., »Peitschenschnur« <whip »Peitsche« + cord »Seil, Tau, Strick«] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

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