cord·​less | \ ˈkȯrd-ləs How to pronounce cordless (audio) \

Definition of cordless

: having no cord especially : powered by a battery a cordless telephone

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Recent Examples on the Web Here's one way to secure the pricey, cordless earbuds: Attach them to a cord. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, "How not to lose your AirPods: Put them on a $60 cord," 4 Dec. 2019 Earlier Saturday, The Washington Post reported that Mexican smugglers were repeatedly sawing through the bollards – long, vertical posts made of steel with a concrete center – with cordless saws that can be purchased at most hardware stores. William Cummings, USA TODAY, "'You can cut through anything': Trump dismisses news of smugglers sawing through new border wall," 3 Nov. 2019 Someone entered an unlocked garage in the 800 block of Carpenter Avenue and stole a bike, a cordless impact wrench and a tool kit valued at $1,595 between 10 p.m. Nov. 1 and 9 a.m. Nov. 2., "Police: Two men imply they have a gun during robbery of Oak Park resident," 10 Nov. 2019 Rotary tools are available in both corded electric and cordless versions. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How To Sharpen Your Chainsaw Like a Pro," 24 July 2019 Soon came the subsequent introduction of cordless impact drivers and impact wrenches permitted power-driving even the very longest, thickest screws. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "When To Use Nails Vs. Screws," 6 Aug. 2019 Theft: Fry Road Tools, including a hammer drill and cordless vacuum, were stolen between 10 p.m. July 14 and 9 a.m. July 15 from a work van. Bob Sandrick,, "Drunk, disorderly man waits for Donald Trump to bail him out: Brook Park Police Blotter," 26 July 2019 Fuel type: Leaf vacuum engines can be cordless, electric, or gas powered. Rachel Rothman, Good Housekeeping, "The 7 Best Leaf Vacuums to Make Yard Work Easy," 26 July 2019 For example, most cordless drill/drivers produce between 500 and 600 in.-lb of torque, and the average impact driver delivers about 1,500 in.-lb. Roy Berendsohn And Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "The 5 Best Cordless Impact Wrenches," 4 July 2019

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First Known Use of cordless

1906, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cordless was in 1906

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“Cordless.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of cordless

: powered by a battery rather than by electricity through a cord

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