cotton, worsted, rayon, or silk, distinctively woven for a lengthwise, corded effect.
Origin of Bedford cord
First recorded in 1860–65
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a heavy corded cloth, similar to corduroy
Word Origin for Bedford cord
C19: named after Bedford
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