cord·​ed | \ˈkȯr-dəd \

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

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The power generated from its 36V 4.0 Ah battery compares favorably with any corded models. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, "Bosch Delivers a Hulking 36V Cordless Rotary Hammer," 24 Mar. 2016 Today's professional-grade cordless power tools rival traditional corded models in almost every category. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, "Two Big Ways Cordless Power Tools Are About To Get Even Better," 22 Dec. 2015 Keep a corded or cell phone on hand because a cordless telephone needs electricity to operate. Brandon Patterson, Detroit Free Press, "DTE: 250K customers without power after ice storm," 16 Apr. 2018 At Legoland, visitors are instructed to sit down in the ride vehicle (a snug four-seater), pull down the lap bar, attach the corded clip onto a loop on that bar, then put the headset on and adjust. Dewayne Bevil,, "Legoland Florida: Virtual reality now a reality with new Great Lego Race coaster," 23 Mar. 2018 Smith said 20 percent are custom blinds and a total ban on corded blinds is needed. Lindsey Tanner,, "Child deaths from window blinds show need for cord ban, study says," 11 Dec. 2017 After purchasing his own freedom in 1826, Boyd invented a corded bed created with wooden rails connected to the headboard and footboard. Shontavia Johnson, Smithsonian, "With Patents or Without, Black Inventors Reshaped American Industry," 16 Feb. 2017 Indoor Lightning Safety Stay off corded phones, computers and other electrical equipment that put you in direct contact with electricity. Gary Robbins,, "Lightning may reach downtown San Diego on Tuesday," 31 July 2017 While inside, don't use corded phones or electrical equipment, stay away from doors, windows and plumbing and concrete surfaces. Sarah Brookbank,, "National Weather Service: Every thunderstorm a 'potential killer'," 22 June 2017

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First Known Use of corded

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

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