Meaning of cordon
Pronunciation: (kôr'dn), [key]
- a line of police, sentinels, military posts, warships, etc., enclosing or guarding an area.
- a cord or braid worn for ornament or as a fastening.
- a ribbon worn usually diagonally across the breast as a badge of a knightly or honorary order.
- a projecting course of stones at the base of a parapet.
- the coping of a scarp.
- a stringcourse, esp. one having little or no projection.
- a cut-stone riser on a stepped ramp or the like.
- a fruit tree or shrub trained to grow along a support or a series of such supports.
- to surround or blockade with or as with a cordon (usually fol. by off): The police cordoned off the street.
- cordon (Thesaurus)