is a word that can be used
as a noun, a transitive verb or an
adjective. The basis for the word is "cord"
which is a reference to twisted fibers that
when woven lay parallel (similar to
one and other form the corduroy pattern.
is most commonly composed of tufted cords,
sometimes exhibiting a channel (bare to the
to base fabric) between the tufts.
fabric, corduroy is
considered a durable cloth. Socially, the clothes made from
corduroy are considered casual, and are usually favored in
colder climates during seasonal periods. Corduroy is most
commonly found in the construction of pants or trousers. The
material is also used in the construction of (sport) jackets
and shirts. The width of the cord is commonly referred to as
wale; the size of the wale. The width of the wale makes
some uses more common than others. Wide wale is more
commonly found on pants; medium, narrow and fine wale
fabrics are usually found in garments used above the waist.
definition of Corduroy is not relevant to the fashion or
clothing industry. However, we will list it here just
in case you are interested...
is a type of road made by placing logs
perpendicular to the direction of the road over a low or
swampy area. The result is an improvement over impassable
mud on dirt roads, yet is a bumpy ride in the best of
conditions and a hazard to horses due to loose logs that can
roll and shift. (Compare plank road, which uses hewn boards
instead of logs, resulting in a smoother and safer surface.)
In a slang application, Corduroy Road can also apply to
a road in ill repair, having many holes, discernible ruts,
or surface swellings and one on which travel is unpleasant,
or capable of harming the vehicle on which it is travelling.
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