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arachnoid the middle of the three fibrous membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord. (See dura mater, pia mater.) [1/5 definitions]
bale a large, tightly packed bundle usu. tied with cord or wire. [1/2 definitions]
bind to make secure by fastening, as with cord or the like. [1/13 definitions]
bodkin a blunt, large-eyed needle used to draw ribbon, cord, and the like through hems and casings. [1/3 definitions]
bolo tie a cord worn around the neck as a tie, the ends of which are held together with an ornamental sliding clasp.
bow2 a weapon, used for shooting arrows, made of a curved strip of wood or other material with a cord stretched taut between the two ends. [1/7 definitions]
bowstring the cord stretched between the two ends of an archer's bow. [1/3 definitions]
brain stem the lower portions of the brain that connect the brain to the spinal cord.
bungee see bungee cord.
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.
cable a wrapped cord of insulated electrical wires. [1/11 definitions]
catgut a thin, strong cord made of twisted, dried animal intestines, esp. those of sheep, and used for the strings of tennis rackets and certain musical instruments, and as surgical thread.
cerebrospinal pertaining to or affecting the brain and spinal cord.
chenille a tufted or velvetlike cord, used in embroidery and for fringes, or woven into a fabric. [2 definitions]
chordate of or denoting an animal, such as a tunicate, lancelet, or vertebrate, that at some stage of development has gill slits, a dorsal nerve cord, and a notochord.
clothesline a rope, cord, or wire on which clothes, blankets, curtains, and the like are hung to dry or air.
conceptus all of the parts produced during the period from conception through birth, such as the fetus, the fetal sac, and the umbilical cord.
cord any part of the body resembling a cord, such as the spinal cord. [3/8 definitions]
corded made of, resembling, or provided with a cord or cords. [3/4 definitions]
cordite a smokeless, slow-burning explosive formed into the shape of a cord, used in some ammunition.
cordless requiring no electric cord for use; battery-operated or rechargeable. [2 definitions]