a cotton-filling pile fabric with lengthwise cords or ridges.
corduroys, trousers made of this fabric.
of, relating to, or resembling corduroy.
constructed of logs laid together transversely, as a road across swampy ground.
to form (a road or the like) by laying logs transversely.
to make a corduroy road across or along.
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How to use corduroy in a sentence
As the weather grew cooler, my son discovered a corduroy jacket that had once belonged to my father.In this tough year as a parent, I found a story of hope | Holly McGhee | May 31, 2021 | Washington Post
His slate corduroy trousers were slightly short in the leg—he is a tall, slim man.The Country Gentleman of Physics - Issue 100: Outsiders | Michael Brooks | May 12, 2021 | Nautilus
These butterflies require a 12-foot swath of fresh corduroy for their fluttering.
Once you learn to trust the high edge angles, you’ll leave deep tracks in fresh corduroy.
Your skis should be there to support you, not turn into a chattery mess the minute you venture off the corduroy.
But my all-time most memorable item of clothes was a pair of green corduroy trousers I wore for nine months of art school.
An elderly man in a yellow corduroy jacket stood patiently by, waiting to speak.
This kid came in who was wearing corduroy pants, even though it was hot.James Van Der Beek on Katie Holmes and the Secrets of ‘Dawson’s Creek’ | Ramin Setoodeh | April 10, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
He wears the same corduroy pants that Uncle Ben gave him on his twenty-first birthday.David Lannarck, Midget | George S. Harney
When only a few planks are used the term "corduroy the bank" is used (see Fig. 37).Elements of Plumbing | Samuel Dibble
The blazed trail gave way to the corduroy road, and the pack horse to the oxcart or the stage.The Canadian Dominion | Oscar D. Skelton
Taking his knife, the boy slit the leg of the corduroy trousers, and then carefully rolled the woolen sock down.The Ranger Boys and the Border Smugglers | Claude A. Labelle
They were all dressed out in new light-blue capotes and corduroy trousers, which they tied at the knee with beadwork garters.Hudson Bay | R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for corduroy
: See also corduroys
a heavy cotton pile fabric with lengthways ribs
(as modifier): a corduroy coat
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