- a projecting course of stones at the base of a parapet.
- the coping of a scarp.
- a stringcourse, especially one having little or no projection.
- a cut-stone riser on a stepped ramp or the like.
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How to use cordon in a sentence
She drove toward the house but could not get past the police cordon.
You are in the jurisdiction of the starostie, and I am grand officer of the crown, and grand cordon of the White Eagle.
I threaded my way through the silent throng of spectators, but was stopped at Fourth Street by a cordon of police.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Turkish authorities poured into the small town to cordon off the sites, with riot police keeping the crowds away.
Cordon off a few key machines and the assembly line cannot function.
A group of people can cordon off your dies and force management to use nightsticks if they want to get at them.
Finally the rioters were driven back, and a cordon of troops assured the safety of the capital.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
A double cordon of soldiers were stationed around the walls, to arrest all who should attempt to escape.Madame Roland, Makers of History|John S. C. Abbott
Afterward, outside the police cordon thrown around the building, somebody jostled against him, peered under his hat brim.
The men who were not on guard lay under the vehicles so as to form a cordon around the mules.Overland|John William De Forest
A cordon of soldiers, placed at a distance from the pyre, kept the inquisitive from drawing too near.