verb (used with object), cor·delled, cor·dell·ing.
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Origin of cordelle
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Example sentences from the Web for cordelle
We were compelled to cordelle our boat, and sometimes lift it over the rocks for several rods.Early Western Travels 1748-1846, Volume XXX|Joel Palmer
Farther up the stream she thought she could discern the party in the yawl, striving to reach shore with the cumbersome cordelle.A Dream of Empire|William Henry Venable
When sail and oar and setting-pole proved unavailing, the men were out and overboard, running the banks with the cordelle.The Magnificent Adventure|Emerson Hough
With much ado, with poles and cordelle, we made but five miles.
The cordelle was a rope, often several hundred yards long, by means of which men towed boats up rapid streams.Early Western Travels 1748-1846, Volume XIV|Edwin James