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[kawr-dij] /ˈkɔr dɪdʒ/

fiber and wire ropes, lines, hawsers, etc., taken as a whole, especially with reference to the rigging and other equipment of a vessel.
a quantity of wood measured in .
(nautical) the lines and rigging of a vessel
an amount of wood measured in cords

“ropes, especially on a ship,” late 15c., from Old French cordage, from corde “cord” (see cord).


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