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[mass noun] A tough woven fabric with prominent ridges, similar to corduroy.
- ‘A slight Bedford cord adds texture and class, while some nylon gives these shorts a shot of durability and quick-dry ability.’
- ‘We can supply the best quality 100% Cotton Bedford Cord to you.’
- ‘Keep out the cold with our Bedford Cord Jacket featuring a fleece lining, shirt collar and decorative chest pocket.’
- ‘These reproductions, copied from an original example, are made from Bedford cord.’
Late 19th century: named after the town of Bedford.
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