whipcord

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whip·cord

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

(ˈwɪpˌkɔːd)
n
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
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whip•cord

(ˈʰwɪpˌkɔrd, ˈwɪp-)

n.
1. a cotton, woolen, or worsted fabric with a steep, diagonally ribbed surface.
2. a strong, hard-twisted cord of hemp or catgut.
[1275–1325]
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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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Translations

whipcord

[ˈwɪpkɔːd] Ntralla f
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As for you, Larry, you'll die poor; you spend too much in whipcord."
The veins were standing out like whipcord on Granet's flushed forehead.
Sabin, and the veins on his forehead stood out like whipcord.
But I think Tom's clever, for all he doesn't like books; he makes beautiful whipcord and rabbit-pens."