A cord ( French cordelle 'short or thin rope ' ) is a multiple yarn that is twisted together from several yarns that are already twisted , which can consist of cotton , silk or rayon , sometimes also of precious metal .
Cords and cords were already known to the linear ceramic culture (approx. 5700 to 4100 BC) and were used by them in animal husbandry, in transport and for the production of the characteristic patterns on their pottery. They were later twisted into thicker ropes, which opened up new uses.
- as a belt replacement , e.g. B. in the Franciscan Order
- on uniforms (see also catch cord , armpit cord , rifle cord ) and shoulder pieces
- on hats , e.g. B. on the Prince Heinrich cap
- on hats , e.g. B. as a hat string
- of helmets , such as the pith helmet of the German Protection Force as a revolving rank insignia , as Boritasch referred
- on the sweater
- as packaging cord, string, parcel cord
- as a skipping or skipping rope when jumping rope
- as a curtain cord to gather a curtain, see: Window decoration
- on upholstered furniture - to cover seams on outer edges
- for book binding - decoration on the collar side corner of the block
- Interwoven "telephone cord" made of 4 stranded wires to the telephone receiver
- String loop that holds a quality or price label made of perforated cardboard
- Barrier ropes, in a figurative sense also barrier tape to guide the flow of people, for example in a museum
- Keyword: cord. In: Heinrich Schnee (Ed.): German Colonial Lexicon. Quelle & Meyer, Leipzig 1920, Volume II, p. 365 ( online ).