corded

adjective
cord·​ed | \ ˈkȯr-dəd How to pronounce corded (audio) \

Definition of corded

1a : made of or provided with cords or ridges specifically : muscled in ridges
b of a muscle : tense, taut
2 : bound, fastened, or wound about with cords
3 : striped or ribbed with or as if with cord : twilled corded fabric
4 : equipped with an electrical cord a corded phone

Examples of corded in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rotary hammers are one of the last remaining tools that require a corded for all-day performance. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, "Bosch Delivers a Hulking 36V Cordless Rotary Hammer," 24 Mar. 2016 While indoors, people should avoid using corded phones, touching electrical equipment or cords, using any form of plumbing, and should stay away from windows and doors. Joelle Goldstein, PEOPLE.com, "Dramatic Footage Captures Man Walking in Rain with Umbrella and Nearly Getting Struck by Lightning," 19 Aug. 2019 While not all cordless vacuums are going to be as strong as their corded counterparts, for many people their hassle-free design more than makes up for this. Julianne Ross, CNN Underscored, "Cordless vacuums are stronger than ever — shop the best picks for your budget," 29 July 2019 Keep a corded or cell phone on hand because a cordless telephone needs electricity to operate. Amy Huschka, Detroit Free Press, "DTE Energy: 80K customers remain without power," 23 July 2019 This means staying off corded phones, electrical appliances, wires, TV cables, computers, plumbing, metal doors and windows. Fox News, "Toilet explodes in Florida home after lightning strikes septic tank," 6 Aug. 2019 While not all cordless vacuums are going to be as strong as their corded counterparts, for many people their hassle-free design more than makes up for this. Julianne Ross, CNN Underscored, "Cordless vacuums are stronger than ever — shop the best picks for your budget," 29 July 2019 Keep a corded or cell phone on hand because a cordless telephone needs electricity to operate. Amy Huschka, Detroit Free Press, "DTE Energy: 80K customers remain without power," 23 July 2019 Keep a corded or cell phone on hand because a cordless telephone needs electricity to operate. Amy Huschka, Detroit Free Press, "DTE Energy: 80K customers remain without power," 23 July 2019

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First Known Use of corded

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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14 Dec 2019

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“Corded.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/corded. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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