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cordon


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cordon  \Cor"don\  (k?r"d?n;  F.  k?r"{d?n}"),  n.  [F.,  fr  corde. 
  See  {Cord}.] 
  1.  A  cord  or  ribbon  bestowed  or  borne  as  a  badge  of  honor;  a 
  broad  ribbon,  usually  worn  after  the  manner  of  a  baldric, 
  constituting  a  mark  of  a  very  high  grade  in  an  honorary 
  order  Cf  {Grand  cordon}. 
 
  2.  The  cord  worn  by  a  Franciscan  friar.  --Sir  E.  Sandys. 
 
  3.  (Fort.)  The  coping  of  the  scarp  wall,  which  projects 
  beyong  the  face  of  the  wall  a  few  inches. 
 
  4.  (Mil.)  A  line  or  series  of  sentinels,  or  of  military 
  posts,  inclosing  or  guarding  any  place  or  thing 
 
  5.  A  rich  and  ornamental  lace  or  string,  used  to  secure  a 
  mantle  in  some  costumes  of  state. 
 
  {Cordon  bleu}  (k?r`{d?n}"  bl?")  [F.,  blue  cordon],  a 
  first-rate  cook,  or  one  worthy  to  be  the  cook  of  the 
  cordons  bleus,  or  Knights  of  the  Holy  Ghost,  famous  for 
  their  good  dinners. 
 
  {Cordon  sanitaire}  (k?r`{d?n}"  s?`n?`t?r")  [F.,  sanitary 
  cordon],  a  line  of  troops  or  military  posts  around  a 
  district  infected  with  disease,  to  cut  off  communication, 
  and  thus  prevent  the  disease  from  spreading. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cordon 
  n  1:  cord  or  ribbon  worn  as  an  insignia  of  honor  or  rank 
  2:  an  ornamental  ribbon  or  cord 




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