Definition of Corduroy

1. Noun. A cut pile fabric with vertical ribs; usually made of cotton.

Exact synonyms: Cord
Specialized synonyms: Bedford Cord, Narrow Wale, Wide Wale
Generic synonyms: Cloth, Fabric, Material, Textile



2. Verb. Build (a road) from logs laid side by side.
Generic synonyms: Build, Construct, Make

3. Noun. A road made of logs laid crosswise.
Generic synonyms: Road, Route

Definition of Corduroy

1. n. A sort of cotton velveteen, having the surface raised in ridges.

2. v. t. To form of logs laid side by side.

Definition of Corduroy

1. Noun. A heavy fabric, usually made of cotton, with vertical ribs. ¹

2. Verb. To make (a road) by laying down split logs or tree-trunks over a marsh, swamp etc. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Corduroy

1. to build a type of road [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Corduroy

cordoned
cordoned off
cordoning
cordoning off
cordonnet
cordonnets
cordons
cordons off
cordons sanitaires
cordopexy
cordotomies
cordotomy
cordovan
cordovans
cords
corduroy (current term)
corduroy road
corduroyed
corduroying
corduroylike
corduroys
cordwain
cordwainer
cordwaineries
cordwainers
cordwainery
cordwains
cordwood
cordwoods
cordy pulse

Literary usage of Corduroy

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1. Bulletin M (1906)
"corduroy. In the swamp lands of the state there are many soft springy ... These have usually been crossed by the use of corduroy, and it would be hard to ..."

2. Three Years in Canada: An Account of the Actual State of the Country in 1826 by John Mactaggart (1829)
"corduroy Roads and Bridges. In too many places in Canada the roads are carried over broad swamps and wide gullies, on round logs of wood, or rather trees, ..."

3. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland (1889)
"corduroy - road (American and Australian), a road made of branches and logs laid side by side. The branches stand ont like the ribs of corduroy. ..."

4. Sylvestra by Annie Raine Ellis (1881)
"How much early happiness is hindered by girls not being clad in corduroy ! To all intents these girls were clad in corduroy, and their pleasures were ..."

5. Transactions of the Cumberland & Westmorland Antiquarian & Archeological Society by James Simpson, Richard Saul Ferguson, William Gershom Collingwood (1904)
"Ancient corduroy Roads near Gilpin Bridge. By JA BARNES. ... A FRAGMENT of corduroy road was brought to light in 1897 or 1898, when the peat cutters ..."

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