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cor·du·roy

 (kôr′də-roi′)
n.
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.
adj.
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.]

corduroy

(ˈkɔːdəˌrɔɪ; ˌkɔːdəˈrɔɪ)
n
(Textiles)
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)

n.
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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
road, route - an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation
Verb1.corduroy - build (a road) from logs laid side by side
build, construct, make - make by combining materials and parts; "this little pig made his house out of straw"; "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer"
Translations
manšestr
fløjl
vakosametti
samt
コーデュロイ
코르덴
manchestertyg
สักหลาดที่เป็นริ้ว
vải nhung kẻ

corduroy

[ˈkɔːdərɔɪ]
A. Npana f corduroyspantalones mpl de pana
B. CPD corduroy road N (US) → camino m de troncos

corduroy

[ˈkɔːrdərɔɪ] nvelours m côtelé

corduroy

nCordsamt m; corduroysCord(samt)hosen pl

corduroy

in cpdsCord(samt)-;
corduroy road
nKnüppeldamm m

corduroy

[ˈkɔːdəˌrɔɪ] nvelluto a coste

corduroy

قُمَاش مُضَلَّعَة manšestr fløjl Kordsamt κοτλέ pana vakosametti velours côtelé samt velluto a coste コーデュロイ 코르덴 corduroy kordfløyel sztruks bombazina, veludo cotelê вельвет manchestertyg สักหลาดที่เป็นริ้ว fitilli kadife vải nhung kẻ 灯芯绒
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They consisted of two shirts and a half; two stocks for the neck; a pair or two of worsted stockings; an old pair of corduroy small- clothes; a rusty razor; a book of psalm tunes full of dog's-ears; and a broken pitch-pipe.
He wore corduroy trousers and a linen-sleeved corduroy vest; both, like the hasp and spade, new.
These marks produce the corduroy sort of stripes discernible in the tappa in its finished state.
In Cardiff he had felt the need of new clothes and a weapon, and had, by means that would have shocked him a year ago, secured a flannel shirt, a corduroy suit, and a revolver and fifty cartridges from an abandoned pawnbroker's.
The small boys wore excellent corduroy, the girls went out as tidy servants, or did a little straw-plaiting at home: no looms here, no Dissent; and though the public disposition was rather towards laying by money than towards spirituality, there was not much vice.
She was cracking walnuts and picking them out of the shells, throwing out a remark occasionally to a rough man in a rabbit-skin cap, with straps under the knees of his corduroy trousers, who stood puffing a black clay pipe with his back against the wall.
Truly, though this girl did not yet mean quite that, nevertheless she meant much to him--more, now, than ever, as he rode beside her, glancing at her as often as he dared, she in her corduroy riding-habit, so bravely manlike, yet so essentially and revealingly woman, smiling, laughing, talking, her eyes sparkling, the flush of a day of sun and summer breeze warm in her cheeks.
leather jackets lined with corduroy, blue coats of pilot cloth, sou'westers, sea-boots, oilskins.
In a corner of the seat, was a very small deal trunk, tied round with a scanty piece of cord; and on the trunk was perched--his lace-up half-boots and corduroy trousers dangling in the air--a diminutive boy, with his shoulders drawn up to his ears, and his hands planted on his knees, who glanced timidly at the schoolmaster, from time to time, with evident dread and apprehension.
Now and again he caught glimpses, framed in green foliage, of the golden brown of Lute's corduroy riding-habit and of the bay horse that moved beneath her.
Hall's two saddle horses had been left in his charge, and Saxon made herself a pretty cross-saddle riding costume of tawny-brown corduroy that matched the glints in her hair.
A great portion of the way was over what is called a corduroy road, which is made by throwing trunks of trees into a marsh, and leaving them to settle there.