Origin of coir
Examples from the Web for coir
Historical Examples of coir
Manilla, coir, and some other ropes, do not require tarring.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
Where else do we find a priestly fugitive slave, who held his sacred office by the coir na glaive, the Eight of Sword?Magic and Religion
They had put a coir warp ashore, and gave the barque a cant in the current, so as to bring the broadside to bear on the flagstaff.An Outcast of the Islands
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
Coir, koir, n. the strong fibre of the husk of the coco-nut, used for making door-mats.
Word Origin for coir
"prepared coconut fiber," 1580s, from Malayalam kayar "cord," from kayaru "to be twisted."