Part of speech: noun

Ropes and cords collectively.

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Usage examples "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", 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", Jacob Abbott.
  3. Behind rises shouting of men and whistling of cordage. - "The Aeneid of Virgil", Virgil.