1Thin, tough, tightly twisted cord used for making the flexible end part of whips.‘The cat-o-nine-tails (thick leather whip) with its knitted thongs of whipcord was pickled in brine to stiffen it when there was an imminent flogging.’
- ‘The whipcord only reached eight to ten feet from the handle, at least it seemed it would.’
2A closely woven ribbed worsted fabric, used for making garments such as jodhpurs.
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