What does the word cordage mean?

Usage examples for cordage

  1. Their sails, cables, rigging and cordage were all made of bamboo; and neither pitch nor tar was used on these or any part of the wood- work. – Travels in China, Containing Descriptions, Observations, and Comparisons, Made and Collected in the Course of a Short Residence at the Imperial Palace of Yuen-Min-Yuen, and on a Subsequent Journey through the Country from Pekin to Canton by John Barrow
  2. Each soldier was also to carry a rope, ropes and cordage being continually in demand among people living on horseback and in tents. – Genghis Khan, Makers of History Series by Jacob Abbott
  3. Behind rises shouting of men and whistling of cordage. – The Aeneid of Virgil by Virgil