whipcord

[ hwip-kawrd, wip- ]
/ ˈʰwɪpˌkɔrd, ˈwɪp- /

noun

a cotton, woolen, or worsted fabric with a steep, diagonally ribbed surface.
a strong, hard-twisted cord, sometimes used for the lashes of whips.
a cord made from the intestines of animals; catgut.

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Origin of whipcord

First recorded in 1275–1325, whipcord is from the Middle English word wyppe-cord.See whip, cord
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British Dictionary definitions for whipcord

whipcord
/ (ˈwɪpˌkɔːd) /

noun

a strong worsted or cotton fabric with a diagonally ribbed surface
a closely twisted hard cord used for the lashes of whips, etc
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