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"cord" in British English

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cordnoun

uk   /kɔːd/  us   /kɔːrd/
  • cord noun (ROPE/WIRE)

[C or U] (a ​length of) ​rope or ​string made of ​twistedthreads: Where's the cord that ​ties back the ​curtains? [C or U] (UK also flex) a ​piece of ​wirecovered in ​plastic, used to ​connectelectricalequipment to a ​powersupply: an extension cord
  • cord noun (IN THE BODY)

[C] a ​longstructure in the ​bodysimilar to a ​rope: the umbilical cord
(Definition of cord from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cord" in American English

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cordnoun [C]

 us   /kɔrd/
  • cord noun [C] (THIN ROPE)

a ​length of ​twistedthreads or ​fibers: She ​pulled the cord of the Venetian ​blinds to ​raise them and ​let in the ​sun.
  • cord noun [C] (WIRE)

a ​length of ​coveredwire that ​connectselectricalequipment to an ​electricalsupply or to other ​equipment: an ​electric cord a ​telephone cord
(Definition of cord from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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