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cordnoun [C]

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

a length of twisted threads 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 covered wire that connects electrical equipment to an electrical supply 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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cordnoun

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

[C or U] (a length of) rope or string made of twisted threads: Where's the cord that ties back the curtains?
[C or U] UK also flex a piece of wire covered in plastic, used to connect electrical equipment to a power supply: an extension cord
  • cord noun (IN THE BODY)

[C] a long structure in the body similar to a rope: the umbilical cord
(Definition of cord from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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