Definition of Bedford cord in US English:

Bedford cord


  • A tough woven fabric having prominent ridges, similar to corduroy.

    • ‘We can supply the best quality 100% Cotton Bedford Cord to you.’
    • ‘A slight Bedford cord adds texture and class, while some nylon gives these shorts a shot of durability and quick-dry ability.’
    • ‘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.