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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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Soon after the forces cordoned off the forest area, the militants opened fire at them ensuing a gun battle between them.
Because of the severity of the leak, a good chunk of the town centre had to be cordoned off.
30PM: The cordon is relaxed to allow traffic past the police station, though the station remains cordoned off and the West Road is still shut between Wingrove Road and Hampstead Road while bomb disposal teams check out the house.
Of about 150 that have been inspected, two schools have widespread problems and an additional 10 have had areas cordoned off at some time during the last week.
The troops have cordoned off over a dozen villages of the districts including Keller, Qasbayar, Batpora, Gulabteng, Maspora, Bamnoo, Mirpora, Kellar, Check, Nadepora.
The area has been cordoned off as a precautionary measure.
The man was arrested following an assault which saw a large area of Marton Road cordoned off by police on Saturday.
Last night 3 terrorists were killed while fleeing from the cordoned off area in Miranshah.
Cathy Tennant, of West Orchards, said: "When we were doing our usual morning checks, it was noticed that a pane of glass had slipped slightly so we cordoned off the area and called out our glaziers.
We organised the operation in such a manner that we cordoned the area in two cordons outer and inner.
Police cordoned off the tunnel near Archdeacon John Lewis Primary School, Bridgend, at about 4.
PARTS of Coventry city centre were cordoned off this afternoon after what was believed to be an unexploded World War II bomb was unearthed.