a heavy rope formerly used for towing boats on rivers in Canada and the U.S.

verb (used with object), cor·delled, cor·dell·ing.

to tow (a boat) by means of a cordelle.

Nearby words

  1. corded,
  2. cordele,
  3. cordelia,
  4. cordelier,
  5. cordeliers,
  6. cordgrass,
  7. cordia,
  8. cordial,
  9. cordiality,
  10. cordially

Origin of cordelle

1785–95; < French, diminutive of corde cord Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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