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1. A durable cut-pile fabric, usually made of cotton, with vertical ribs.
2. corduroys Pants made of corduroy.
3. A road made of logs laid down crosswise.
1. Made of a fabric with vertical ribs.
2. Made of logs laid down crosswise: a corduroy road.
tr.v. cor·du·royed, cor·du·roy·ing, cor·du·roys
To build (a road) of logs laid down crosswise.
[Probably from cord + obsolete duroy, a coarse woolen fabric.]
a. a heavy cotton pile fabric with lengthways ribs
b. (as modifier): a corduroy coat.
[C18: perhaps from the proper name Corderoy]
cor•du•roy(ˈkɔr dəˌrɔɪ, ˌkɔr dəˈrɔɪ)
1. a cotton-filling pile fabric with lengthwise cords or ridges.
2. corduroys, trousers made of this fabric.adj.
3. of, pertaining to, or resembling corduroy.
4. constructed of logs laid together transversely, as a road across swampy ground.v.t.
5. to form (a road or the like) by laying logs transversely.
[1780–90; perhaps cord + duroy, deroy (now obsolete) a woolen fabric originating in W England; later taken as French cord du roy the king's cord, though the fabric had no connection with France]
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|Noun||1.||corduroy - a cut pile fabric with vertical ribs; usually made of cotton|
Bedford cord - a heavy corded fabric similar to corduroy; used for clothing
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
narrow wale - corduroy with narrow ribs
wide wale - corduroy with wide ribs
|2.||corduroy - a road made of logs laid crosswise|
|Verb||1.||corduroy - build (a road) from logs laid side by side|
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