1) A spelling of cordwain, that is ‘of Cordova’, referring to Spanish leather which was originally made from goat-skins.
Forms of the word are on record in England from 1128 and it was a popular material through the Middle Ages: 1689 1 doz. of cordevant gloves, 15s
2 doz. of ordinary gloves 18s, Selby
1698 cordivant gloves.