cordon

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  • Info A cordon is a line of people, military posts, or ships surrounding an area to close or guard it.
  • Or they might not make any attempt at all, content with their cordon. Cited from The Texan Scouts, by Joseph A. Altsheler
  • You did quite right to place a cordon all round the palace. Cited from Jack Archer, by G. A. Henty
  • A combined force of five companies had been formed to cordon the village.
  • Many feet they went down before the cordon was broken and the individual units came to the surface. Cited from Skylark Three, by Edward Elmer Smith
  • This charge would have applied no matter how many times a vehicle crossed both cordons.
  • "Who are you, friends?" asked a single man who stood within the cordon. Cited from Invaders from the Infinite, by John Wood Campbell
  • Without the cordon and search the operation would have been merely a festival.
  • Why, is it time for you to be going back to the cordon? Cited from The Cossacks, Leo Tolstoy
  • By now twenty or thirty of his paid men were drawing a cordon about the camp. Cited from The Adventures of Kathlyn, by Harold MacGrath
  • A cordon of troops around the camp could not keep vice out. Cited from With Our Soldiers in France, by Sherwood Eddy
  • The cordon of men separated for them as he led her through. Cited from The Courage of Marge O'Doone, by James Oliver Curwood
  • So they got through what appeared to be a cordon around the house and cut into the bush. Cited from In the Days of Poor Richard, by Irving Bacheller
  • I have a very important message for the military officer in command of the cordon. Cited from Operation Terror, by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • Then we must form a cordon and prevent his escape. Cited from The Exploits Of Brigadier Gerard, by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • You must have passed through the cordon to come here. Cited from The Man with the Clubfoot, by Valentine Williams
  • And she asked him whether he wore the cordon of the order which he was founding. Cited from The Red Lily, by Anatole France, v1
  • The street door was already closed for the night, and so he had to ring for the cordon. Cited from Jason, by Justus Miles Forman
  • He himself had to return to the cordon that same night. Cited from The Cossacks, Leo Tolstoy
  • They had now completed their cordon; but we -- were out of the circle. Cited from In the Shadow of Death, by P. H. Kritzinger and R. D. McDonald
  • Four army brigades, about twenty thousand soldiers and police, established a cordon round the city.
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Meaning of cordon

  • noun A series of sentinels or of military posts enclosing or guarding some place or thing
  • noun Cord or ribbon worn as an insignia of honor or rank
  • noun Adornment consisting of an ornamental ribbon or cord