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What is "Whipcord" - Definition & Explanation

A firmly constructed fabric with a bold, warp twill.
A woven fabric with a very steep and compacted twill appearance on the face of the goods. End-uses for the fabric include dress woolens, worsteds, or wool blends, and many types of uniforms.
A strong, firm fabric with a prominent, steep, indented twill line. Used for trousers, drapery, upholstery.
A twill woven worsted fabric with a diagonally ribbed surface.
Hard wearing, closely woven fabric for trousers and breeches. Pronounced "cord," or diagonal rib; horsy connotations of "whip" are clear.
Cotton, rayon, worsted or woolen twill that is similar to gabardine, but the yarn is bulkier and much more pronounced. It is very durable, rugged and stands hard usage and wear. In time, it shines a bit with wear. Some times back is napped for warmth. It is named because it stimulates the lash of a whip.

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