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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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Cleveland Police said the cordon in North Ormesby was put in place following an arrest linked to a robbery in the Pallister Park area.
Soon after the incident, Indian police and troops cordoned off the area and launched a search operation.
The troops also launched cordon and search operations in the Malangpora area of Pulwama, Khiram-Srigufwara in Islamabad and Khatana Mohallah in Bandipora district.
Several flannels were on the pavement inside the cordon, potentially covering vital evidence for the police investigation.
Also, Indian troops launched a violent cordon and search operation in Tral area of Pulwama district on Wednesday.
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The police cordon on Northumberland Street, Newcastle
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West Yorkshire Police set up a cordon on the footpath in front of six houses between 10pm and 11pm on Sunday and residents woke up on Bank Holiday Monday to find the cordon blocking off the road entirely.
ISLAMABAD -- Indian troops on Saturday launched cordon and search operations in Shopian and Pulwama districts of Indian Held Kashmir.