corduroy corduroy  /ˈkɔr də ˌrɔ ɪ/


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


  1. Dressed in a corduroy jacket and black bowling sneakers, he looked less like a member of the cabinet than someone's uncle on a tour.
  2. As a teenager, Stipe wore unstylish corduroy pants with ribs as thick as ropes and drenched his hair with mustard.
  3. Sometimes the corduroy planks were bridged across to support the traffic.


  • Skip’s senior cords still fit him, 50 years later

    The tradition of high school seniors wearing senior cords came to an end about 1970 at my alma mater, Paoli High School. That means I never wore a pair of yellow corduroy pants in ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Bedford Times-Mail

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  1. "Over the last five years I have come to realise how enjoyable it is to write a daily serial novel for a newspaper. I am particularly pleased to be starting a new one for the Telegraph website. Corduroy Mansions will be written as it is published,...
    on Sep 12, 2008 By: Alexander McCall Smith Source:

  2. "It looks good," Allen says, beaming. "I've got my sports jacket on, corduroy trousers. I have a photograph of it at home with two feet of snow piled on my head."
    on Aug 11, 2008 By: Woody Allen Source: The Kingston Whig-Standard

  3. "I've still got the original, it's corduroy," Howe said. "It still fits. This one is leather, it's probably worth more than what I got paid the first year."
    on Mar 31, 2008 By: Gordie Howe Source: Ottawa Citizen

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