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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cordless noun

Examples of cordless in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The trimmer is cordless, has a battery life of five hours and its self-sharpening blades last for up to five years. Zoe Malin, NBC News, "Skin care bestsellers 2020: Most purchased skin care products we covered," 30 Dec. 2020 All of that holds true with the Dyson V7 Motorhead, which is the most affordable of the company’s cordless stick vacuums. Jeff Dunn, Ars Technica, "The Ars Technica ultimate holiday gift guide 2020," 14 Dec. 2020 Rival devices such as cordless phones, Bluetooth speakers, microwave ovens, and baby monitors can impact your Wi-Fi network. Kim Komando, USA TODAY, "Best ways to fix Wi-Fi problems," 11 Dec. 2020 The cordless Vertex DuoClean is so lightweight and easy to use that its versatile cleaning capabilities may surprise you. Jennifer Manfrin,, "28 best deals to beat the holiday rush," 6 Dec. 2020 When cordless batteries wear down, a corded tool can just keep on trucking. The Editors, Outdoor Life, "Three Keys to Selecting Your Next Electric Fillet Knife," 19 Sep. 2019 DeWalt took its 20-volt cordless circular saw (a perfectly respectable power tool) and sent it to the gym. The Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "Gear of the Year: The Best Products We Tested in 2020," 29 Dec. 2020 The cordless, rechargeable wine opener can uncork a bottle of wine with the press of a button—all for less than $20. Rachel Murphy, USA TODAY, "The best deals to shop from Home Depot's competing Prime Day sale," 14 Oct. 2020 Snag everything from the cordless, compact Pet Stain Eraser Carpet Cleaner to the full-size, lightweight Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus Upright Vacuum, with several stick vacs and a mop in between. Cnn Underscored Staff, CNN Underscored, "Amazon Prime Day: Your guide to all the best deals," 14 Oct. 2020

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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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31 Jan 2021

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“Cordless.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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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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