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bungee cord a strong elastic cord with hooks on each end, used to strap things down or absorb the shock of a suddenly applied force. Long bungee cords are used in the sport of bungee jumping.
face cord a unit of volume used for fuel wood, equal to about to one third of a cord, or about forty cubic feet.
rip cord a cord that, when pulled, opens a parachute for descent. [2 definitions]
sash cord a weighted rope, attached to either side of a sliding window frame, that facilitates opening or closing a window.
spinal cord the thick cord of nerve tissue that extends through the inner canal of the spinal column from the base of the brain to the end of the spine of any vertebrate animal.
umbilical cord a tough, flexible cord that connects the navel of a fetus to the placenta of its mother and that supplies nourishment to, and removes wastes from, the fetus.