Cordon

Definition of Cordon

Cor´don   Pronunciation: kôr´dǒn; F. kôr`dôN´
n.1.A cord or ribbon bestowed or borne as a badge of honor; a broad ribbon, usually worn after the manner of a baldric, constituting a mark of a very high grade in an honorary order. Cf. Grand cordon.
2.The cord worn by a Franciscan friar.
3.(Fort.) The coping of the scarp wall, which projects beyong the face of the wall a few inches.
4.(Mil.) A line or series of sentinels, or of military posts, inclosing or guarding any place or thing.
5.A rich and ornamental lace or string, used to secure a mantle in some costumes of state.
Cordon sanitaire
a line of troops or military posts around a district infected with disease, to cut off communication, and thus prevent the disease from spreading. Also used figuratively, of a group of neutral states that forms a barrier between two hostile states.

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