Whipcord. A style of weaving in which large rounded cords extending the full length of the fabric, form the pattern; found only in men's suitings and dress fabrics. The whipcord weave originally was used exclusively in riding-breeches, being an imitation of corduroy; subsequently it was used for riding-trousers, and when the regulation trouserings became so trite in design as to be virtually a repetition of what had been frequently seen among the staples, some New York swell ordered a suit of whipcord. It found immediate favor as a suiting fabric, and very shortly came to be copied in ladies' woolen dress fabrics.