What does the word cordon mean?

Usage examples for cordon

  1. Rumour says two German cruisers have broken through our cordon and are somewhere on the prowl. – The Incomparable 29th and the "River Clyde" by George Davidson
  2. She pushed forward into the cordon of Indians which surrounded the burning building, glancing hurriedly from face to face, searching for MacNair. – The Gun-Brand by James B. Hendryx
  3. By the time the yacht reached the orbit of Venus a fan- shaped cordon of other ships had collected around and behind her drawn by the word that Bellaver was on his way to find the starship. – The Legion of Lazarus by Edmond Hamilton