ETYM French corde, Latin chorda catgut, chord, cord, from Greek chorde; cf. cholades intestines, Latin haruspex soothsayer (inspector of entrails), Icel. görn, pl. garnir gut, and Eng. yarn. Related to Chord, Yarn.
Unit for measuring the volume of wood cut for fuel. One cord equals 128 cubic feet (3.456 cubic meters), or a stack 8 feet (2.4 m) long, 4 feet (1.2 m) wide, and 4 feet high.
1. A line made of twisted fibers or threads; SYN. rope, string, twine.
2. A unit of amount of wood cut for burning; 128 cubic feet.
3. A cut pile fabric with vertical ribs; usually made of cotton; SYN. corduroy.
4. An light insulated conductor for household use; SYN. electric cord.
Mera za zapreminu, 6 kubnih stopa.
Sinonimi: fthm | fthm
ETYM Old Eng. fadme, fathme, AS. faethm fathom, the embracing arms; akin to OS. fathmos the outstretched arms, Dutch vadem, vaam, fathom, Old High Germ. fadom, fadum, German faden fathom, thread, Icel. fathmr fathom, Swed. famn, Dan. favn; cf. Patent, Petal.
1. A linear unit of measurement (equal to 6 feet) for water depth; SYN. fthm.
2. (Mining) A unit of volume (equal to 6 cubic feet) used in measuring bodies of ore; SYN. fthm.
In mining, seafaring, and handling timber, a unit of depth measurement (1.83 m/6 ft) used prior to metrication; it approximates to the distance between an adult man's hands when the arms are outstretched.