cordless

adjective

cord·​less ˈkȯrd-ləs How to pronounce cordless (audio)
: having no cord
especially : powered by a battery
a cordless telephone
cordless noun

Examples of cordless in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The cordless vacuum is available in two colors, silver and blue, and comes with a charging base that takes up little space and two attachments — a flat brush and a square attachment. Lauren Fischer, Peoplemag, 6 Feb. 2024 Most hand mixers come with a cord to plug into the wall, but not this cordless option from KitchenAid. Molly Allen, Southern Living, 7 Dec. 2023 The cordless scrubber has two cleaning modes and can reach a maximum speed of 400 rotations per minute. Clara McMahon, Peoplemag, 30 Jan. 2024 If convenience is more important to you, a cordless vacuum might be the better option. Nor'adila Hepburn, Better Homes & Gardens, 24 Jan. 2024 Electric snow blowers have come a long way, and cordless models do away with awkward and potentially dangerous extension cords. Ben Romans, Field & Stream, 4 Jan. 2024 If cordless isn’t possible, a few devices can help Both the CPSC and the Window Covering Safety Council, an industry coalition, urge consumers to use cordless products in homes with young children. Aria Bendix, NBC News, 20 Dec. 2023 One rule makes the 2018 voluntary standard official for stock window coverings: All products bought off the shelf must be cordless, have inaccessible operating cords or have operating cords limited to 8 inches. Suzy Khimm, NBC news, 20 Dec. 2023 Perfect for desks, keyboards, and car interiors, its sleek design and cordless convenience make cleaning a breeze. Priscilla Mak, Rolling Stone, 7 Dec. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1906, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cordless was in 1906

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“Cordless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cordless. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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cordless

adjective
cord·​less ˈkȯrd-ləs How to pronounce cordless (audio)
: having no cord
especially : powered by a battery
a cordless telephone

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