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 (wĭp′kôrd′, hwĭp′-)
1. A worsted fabric with a distinct diagonal rib.
2. A strong twisted or braided cord sometimes used in making whiplashes.
3. Catgut.


1. (Textiles) a strong worsted or cotton fabric with a diagonally ribbed surface
2. (Textiles) a closely twisted hard cord used for the lashes of whips, etc


(ˈʰwɪpˌkɔrd, ˈwɪp-)

1. a cotton, woolen, or worsted fabric with a steep, diagonally ribbed surface.
2. a strong, hard-twisted cord of hemp or catgut.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.whipcord - closely twisted hard cord used for the lashes of whips
cord - a line made of twisted fibers or threads; "the bundle was tied with a cord"
2.whipcord - a strong worsted or cotton fabric with a diagonal rib
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"


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As for you, Larry, you'll die poor; you spend too much in whipcord.
His face was bent downward, his shoulders bowed, his lips compressed, and the veins stood out like whipcord in his long, sinewy neck.
Ventvogel I had known before; he was one of the most perfect "spoorers," that is, game trackers, I ever had to do with, and tough as whipcord.
The veins on the old man's forehead stood out like whipcord.
The veins were standing out like whipcord on Granet's flushed forehead.
Dry and spare, as lean as a jockey and as tough as whipcord, he might be seen any day swinging his silver-headed Malacca cane, and pacing along the suburban roads with the same measured gait with which he had been wont to tread the poop of his flagship.
I won't give him a case of murder to read,' muttered Sir Mulberry with an oath; 'but it shall be something very near it if whipcord cuts and bludgeons bruise.
The hand which gripped her fan was straining so that the blue veins stood out almost like whipcord.
Sabin, and the veins on his forehead stood out like whipcord.
There were views, like and unlike, of a multitude of places; and there was one little picture-room devoted to a few of the regular sticky old Saints, with sinews like whipcord, hair like Neptune's, wrinkles like tattooing, and such coats of varnish that every holy personage served for a fly-trap, and became what is now called in the vulgar tongue a Catch-em-alive O.
But I think Tom's clever, for all he doesn't like books; he makes beautiful whipcord and rabbit-pens.
Her film and TV debuts came in 1974 in House of Whipcord and Upstairs, Downstairs.