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English definition of “cordon”

cordon

noun [C]     /ˈkɔː.dən/ US  /ˈkɔːr-/
a line of police, soldiers, vehicles, etc. positioned around a particular area in order to prevent people from entering it: There was a police cordon around the building.The police generally
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