corduroy

Corduroy is a thick fabric with ridges or ribs running along its length. You can use corduroy to make clothing or to upholster furniture.

The fabric known as corduroy is most famously used to make the jean-style pants also known as corduroys. The pattern on a piece of corduroy is called a "cord," the ridges that distinguish corduroy from its close relative, velvet. Another kind of corduroy is an often temporary road that's laid with many logs in a row — corduroy roads have been used during wars to bridge swampy areas quickly.

Primary Meanings of corduroy

1.
n
a cut pile fabric with vertical ribs; usually made of cotton
2.
nv
a road made of logs laid crosswise
build (a road) from logs laid side by side
Full Definitions of corduroy
1

n a cut pile fabric with vertical ribs; usually made of cotton

Synonyms:
cord
Types:
Bedford cord
a heavy corded fabric similar to corduroy; used for clothing
narrow wale
corduroy with narrow ribs
wide wale
corduroy with wide ribs
Type of:
cloth, fabric, material, textile
artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers
2

n a road made of logs laid crosswise

Type of:
road, route
an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation

v build (a road) from logs laid side by side

Type of:
build, construct, make
make by combining materials and parts

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