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Corduroy definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CORDUROY, n. A thick cotton stuffribbed.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a cut pile fabric with vertical ribs; usually made of cotton [syn: cord, corduroy]
2: a road made of logs laid crosswise v
1: build (a road) from logs laid side by side

Merriam Webster's

I. noun (plural -roys) Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1791 1. a. plural trousers of corduroy fabric b. a durable usually cotton pile fabric with vertical ribs or wales 2. logs laid side by side transversely to make a road surface II. transitive verb (-royed; -roying) Date: 1854 to build (a road) of logs laid side by side transversely; also to build a corduroy road across

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a thick cotton fabric with velvety ribs. 2 (in pl.) corduroy trousers. Phrases and idioms: corduroy road a road made of tree-trunks laid across a swamp. Etymology: 18th c.: prob. f. CORD ribbed fabric + obs. duroy coarse woollen fabric

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Corduroy Cor"du*roy` (k[^o]r"d[-u]*roi` or k[^o]r`d[-u]*roi"), n. [Prob. for F. corde du roi king's cord.] 1. A sort of cotton velveteen, having the surface raised in ridges. 2. pl. Trousers or breeches of corduroy. Corduroy road, a roadway formed of logs laid side by side across it, as in marshy places; -- so called from its rough or ribbed surface, resembling corduroy. [U.S.]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Corduroy Cor"du*roy`, v. t. To form of logs laid side by side. ``Roads were corduroyed.'' --Gen. W. T. Sherman.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(corduroys) 1. Corduroy is thick cotton cloth with parallel raised lines on the outside. ...a corduroy jacket. 2. Corduroys are trousers made out of corduroy. N-PLURAL

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