Corduroy meaning

kôr'də-roi'
A durable cut-pile fabric, usually made of cotton, with vertical ribs.
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Pants made of corduroy.
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A road made of logs laid down crosswise.
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Made of a fabric with vertical ribs.
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To build (a road) of logs laid down crosswise.
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A heavy cotton fabric with a piled, velvety surface, ribbed vertically.
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Trousers made of this fabric.
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Made of, or ribbed like, corduroy.
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Made of logs laid crosswise.

A corduroy road.

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A heavy fabric, usually made of cotton, with vertical ribs.
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To make (a road) by laying down split logs or tree-trunks over a marsh, swamp etc.
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Made of logs laid down crosswise.

A corduroy road.

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Origin of corduroy

  • Probably from cord obsolete duroy a coarse woolen fabric
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Origin uncertain. Likely from cord +‎ duroy (“name of a 17th century coarse fabric made in England”). Likely not from French corde du roi ("cloth of the king"), which is unattested in French, where the term for the "cloth of the king" was velours côtelé.
    From Wiktionary