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Date: 1700-1800
Origin: cordon 'strip of cloth or decorative cord' (16-21 centuries), from French, from corde; CORD

cordon

1 noun
     
cor‧don1 [countable]
a line of police officers, soldiers, or vehicles that is put around an area to stop people going there
cordon of
A cordon of police surrounded the building.
cordon around
the security cordon around the capital

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