CORDON

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A line of police, sentinels, military posts, warships, etc., enclosing or guarding an area.
to form a cordon around an area
line of people or things placed around an area
(archaic) A ribbon normally worn diagonally across the chest as a decoration or insignia of rank etc.
A line of people or things placed around an area to enclose or protect it.
(cricket) The arc of fielders on the off side, behind the batsman - the slips and gully.
(botany) A woody plant, such as a fruit tree, pruned and trained to grow as a single stem on a support.
(with "off") To form a cordon around an area in order to prevent movement in or out.


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