- 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)
Words nearby cordon
Origin of cordon
Examples from the Web for cordoned
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
Indeed, Romney has cordoned off major sections of his life, leaving him little to share beyond policy talking points.Mitt Romney’s Swiss-Cheese Campaign Places Most of His Life Off Limits|Howard Kurtz|May 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Police have cordoned off the street and muscled bodyguards keep the crowds at bay and out of the camera sights.
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
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
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