Meaning of cordage

cord•age

Pronunciation: (kôr'dij), [key]
— n.
  1. fiber and wire ropes, lines, hawsers, etc., taken as a whole, esp. with reference to the rigging and other equipment of a vessel.
  2. a quantity of wood measured in cords.
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