- 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)
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Origin of cordon
Example sentences from the Web for cordon
The measures are the latest in a tightening security cordon around the nation’s capital that already includes a downtown security zone and more than 20,000 National Guard troops stationed around the city.National Mall will be closed for nearly a week, Park Service announces|Justin Jouvenal|January 15, 2021|Washington Post
In one video widely circulated on social media, a USCP officer appears to pull aside a barricade and let marchers within the cordon surrounding the Capitol.
Before his death, when Basit found himself trapped in the military cordon, he called his family for the last time.
The scene was heavily cordoned off to traffic and anyone not with the police, press, or residents.
By about 10 p.m. Police had the three affected streets cordoned off.Frat Culture Clashes With Riot Police at Keene, N.H., Pumpkin Festival|Melanie Plenda|October 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He complained that not only has their house been cordoned off and “fumigated” but most of the neighbors have fled in fear.
Planes, boats, cars, strangers—all were banned from entering the cordoned off area.
A big section of Watertown was cordoned off and police began a methodical, door-to-door, nerve-straining search.Boston Suspects Tamerlan & Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, From Boxing to Bombs|Michael Daly|April 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In the blinding height of a Panhandle summer it is no good thing to be cordoned about with dead ponies and dead Indians.The Sunset Trail|Alfred Henry Lewis
Holding a baby in her arms, she burst out of the ring of men who had cordoned off the beheading.The Saracen: The Holy War|Robert Shea
The place could have been cordoned off, with the police, the army and the navy all cooperating to nab me.The Old Die Rich|Horace Leonard Gold