- the prepared fiber of the husk of the coconut fruit, used in making rope, matting, etc.
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.
- the fibre prepared from the husk of the coconut, used in making rope and matting
Word Origin for coir
"prepared coconut fiber," 1580s, from Malayalam kayar "cord," from kayaru "to be twisted."