is a word
as a noun,
word is "cord"
to one and
the to base
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 following 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
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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