- 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.
verb (used with object)
Origin of cordon
Examples from the Web for cordon
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.
The first part I read, a minor Cordon Bleu instructor, required me to say the words “an egg.”
The interior is curiously arranged with a cordon of sculpture, high in the vaulting.The Cathedrals of Northern France|Francis Miltoun
Munford returned to Harrisonburg, drew his cordon across the Valley, and pushed his outposts twelve miles to the northward.The Long Roll|Mary Johnston
This form of cordon is simply bent back and forth against a trellis forming a series of S's one above another.Dwarf Fruit Trees|F. A. Waugh
It was a cordon he would have to fight his way through: but he dissolved it with a word.Gunman's Reckoning|Max Brand
They had struck the cordon of picket posts which surrounded the surrendered army.