What does the word cord mean?

  • From the Latin Chorda, which is itself derived from intestine; and, afterwards, was applied to musical cords or strings, made of the intestines of animals. See Chorda.

  • [ Latin] Any elongated, rounded, band-like body; when used without qualification, the spinal c. and the umbilical c. ( q. v.). See also Spermatic c. and Vocal c.

Usage examples for cord

  1. I'll git some rope, and so saying, he turned toward the tent and soon returned with some cord. – The Boy Scouts on the Yukon by Ralph Victor
  2. A dressing for the cord will be required, but there is no necessity for preparing a special one. – The Prospective Mother A Handbook for Women During Pregnancy by J. Morris Slemons

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