Meaning: a cut pile fabric with vertical ribs; usually made of cotton
meaning of the word
Meaning: build (a road) from logs laid side by side
"Yes," said McLean; "and if you didn't have a first-class wheel, you never could cross the corduroy on it at all."
He wore a loose white shirt--immaculately white--with a red silk handkerchief knotted about his throat, brown corduroy knee-breeches, and a red cotton sash with the hilt of a knife conspicuously protruding.
I believe, if you are going to town soon, you had best pick up any kind of an old one at some second-hand store, for if I'm ever called to use it in a hurry there won't be the handlebars left after crossing the corduroy."