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What is "Cord" - Definition & Explanation

Cords consist of plied yarns (plies) that have been twisted together. When used for a seam a tape is sewn onto the edge of the cord. Cords are frequently used in place of fabric welting.
Cord is twisted fibre, usually intermediate between rope and string. It is also used as a shortened form of corduroy.
A term used to describe the way in which textile strands have been twisted, such as in cabled or plied yarns.
Strands of nylon, rayon, polyester, steel or fiberglass that make up the plies & belts of the tire. The strength of a tire & its load carrying capacity is determined by the strength of the cords.

Some other terms

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