[ tawr-sahd, -seyd ]
/ tɔrˈsɑd, -ˈseɪd /
a twisted cord.
any ornamental twist, as of velvet.
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Examples from the Web for torsade
Torsade′, an ornament like a twisted cord; Tor′sel, a twisted scroll: a plate in a brick wall to support the end of a beam.
Hair ornamented with broad velvet ribbons rolled in the torsade and with ends floating at each side.
British Dictionary definitions for torsade
/ (tɔːˈseɪd) /
an ornamental twist or twisted cord, as on hats
Word Origin for torsade
C19: from French, from obsolete tors twisted, from Late Latin torsus, from Latin torquēre to twist
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