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cordon

1. a cord or ribbon worn as an ornament or fastening
2. Architect an ornamental projecting band or continuous moulding along a wall
3. Horticulture a form of fruit tree consisting of a single stem bearing fruiting spurs, produced by cutting back all lateral branches

Cordon

 

a small frontier post.

Cordon lines were set up in the 18th and 19th centuries to cover frontiers in order to stop sabotage detachments and pre-vent smuggling and the spread of epidemic diseases (sanitary cordon). The term “cordon” has been retained in the French Army and several other armies. The term is sometimes also applied to forest ranger posts and posts for the protection of land preserves.

cordon

[′kȯrd·ən]
(botany)
A plant trained to grow flat against a vertical structure, in a single horizontal shoot or two opposed horizontal shoots.

cordon

2. A semi-circular masonry projection, placed at the top of a wall, to discharge water to each side.
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Around a dozen police and fire vehicles cordoned off a large part of Cass House Road after being called to nearby Fonteyn Court.
APROBE Cops at scene PROBE Cops at scene CORDONED OFF Officers outside the flat.
The area was cordoned off and the force helicopter was also called.
NO WAY THROUGH: Police stand guard to monitor cordoned off Chancery Lane in Huddersfield town centre
Jon Candy, who lives near the scene, said police vehicles had quickly turned up and cordoned off part of the road.
Police cordoned off part of Oozells Street and part of Brindleyplace to allow forensics officers to carry out a search for clues.
Police and firefighters cordoned off the William Hill shop, on London Road, at about 8pm but staff remained trapped inside as a stand off ensued.
Inspector General of Police Islamabad Qalbe Abbas informed that the whole area of Noor Pur Shahan will be cordoned off during the Urs celebrations and comprehensive security and traffic plan will be in place with the co-ordination of all the concerned departments including ICT Administration, Capital Police, special branch, CDA, Auqaf Department, IESCO, Traffic Police, Health Department and Civil Defence.
We organised the operation in such a manner that we cordoned the area in two cordons outer and inner.
Polices cordoned off an area around a flat in Hillsview Avenue, Kenton Bar, at about 6pm as they tried to talk to the man who was thought to have a gun.
TARZANA - Police cordoned off a San Fernando Valley neighborhood near Reseda Boulevard on Sunday after a resident fought off a gunman man who tried to take his car, officials said.
A Celtic fan said: "The police were right out of order, they cordoned off the Celtic fans and battered them with batons.