- A cord or ribbon bestowed or borne as a badge of honor; a broad ribbon, usually worn after the manner of a baldric, constituting a mark of a very high grade in an honorary order. Cf. Grand cordon.
- The cord worn by a Franciscan friar.
- [Fort] The coping of the scarp wall, which projects beyong the face of the wall a few inches.
- [Mil] A line or series of sentinels, or of military posts, inclosing or guarding any place or thing.
- A rich and ornamental lace or string, used to secure a mantle in some costumes of state.
Etymology: F., fr. corde. See Cord