EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CORD
It is but the eye to the cord, the cord to the shaft, and the shaft to the mark.
The great bow creaked and groaned and the cord vibrated with the tension.
Johnson was stationed in the powder-magazine, in charge of the cord which held the bait.
I said, holding up his wrist where the remnant of the cord was hanging.
These vermin are more to be feared than hangman's cord or headsman's axe.'
With a howl the dog sprang forward, snapping the cord, and rushed after his master.
Then with her slender fingers she tried to unfasten the knots that secured the cord.
Fingers were fumbling at the top of my sack, unfastening the cord.
Two or three little bits of the cord chipped off and drifted away.
And Kettering took up his cord again as if to continue his measuring.
c.1300, from Old French corde "rope, string, twist, cord," from Latin chorda "string of a musical instrument, cat-gut," from Greek khorde "string, catgut, chord, cord," from PIE root *ghere- "intestine" (see yarn). As a measure of wood (eight feet long, four feet high and wide) first recorded 1610s, so called because it was measured with a cord of rope.