Origin of coir
Examples from the Web for coir
The coir or yarn manufactured from the husks of cocoanuts was prepared by those employed at "hard labour" in the refractory ward.Prisoners Their Own Warders|J. F. A. McNair
Coir matting was next the floor boards, then a thick Chinese quilt (a pukai), then a Scotch plaid made in Geelong.An Australian in China|George Ernest Morrison
But still no cable is equal to coir, having three valuable properties, being strong, buoyant and exceedingly elastic.
He holds aloft the coir string, under the lower end of which a cocoanut has been placed on the ground.Castes and Tribes of Southern India|Edgar Thurston
If a small line could be got across from ship to ship, the end of it would be made fast to a coir hawser in the Monsoon.Pincher Martin, O.D.|H. Taprell Dorling
British Dictionary definitions for coir
Word Origin for coir
Word Origin and History for coir
"prepared coconut fiber," 1580s, from Malayalam kayar "cord," from kayaru "to be twisted."