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cordelle

[ kawr-del ]
/ kɔrˈdɛl /
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noun
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.
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Origin of cordelle

1785–95; <French, diminutive of cordecord
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