verb (used with object), cor·delled, cor·dell·ing.
Origin of cordelle
Examples 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
The cordelle was a rope, often several hundred yards long, by means of which men towed boats up rapid streams.
Big men, bearded and powerful, pushing up stream with the cordelle on their shoulders!The River and I|John G. Neihardt
With much ado, with poles and cordelle, we made but five miles.
When the current was especially strong, the end of the cordelle was attached to a tree and a windlass used.Ed.