extension cord

noun

Definition of extension cord

: an electric cord fitted with a plug at one end and a receptacle at the other

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Whoever lives in the house unplugs the extension cord at night — leaving the man in the dark. Gustavo Solis, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Remain in Mexico: Tijuana rent scams target asylum seekers," 26 Aug. 2019 Overloaded extension cords are being eyed as the likely cause of the fire, which broke out shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday. NBC News, "Erie day care fire that killed firefighter's kids lacked thorough inspection, official says," 12 Aug. 2019 Begin by unplugging the extension cord from the wall and turning the meter’s dial to the Ohm setting. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How To Use a Digital Multimeter," 25 July 2019 As for the younger daughter, McCormick is accused of also beating her with an extension cord, not feeding her, and locking her in a closet. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al.com, "Alabama mother indicted in beating and starvation of daughters," 16 July 2019 The considerable electricity needed for Beckwitt's excavating tools was routed into the tunnels by extension cords, which detectives speculated had heightened the fire risk. Dan Morse, chicagotribune.com, "A millionaire day trader, the secret bunker under his Maryland home and a murder conviction," 1 July 2019 Joseph McStay was wrapped in some sort of woven cloth and had an extension cord around his neck. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Riverside County man found guilty in McStay family murders," 10 June 2019 Use adequately sized extension cords; check the American Wire Gauge chart to be sure. Elena Shao, SFChronicle.com, "Demand for generators lights up as PG&E power shutoffs loom," 27 June 2019 One entire side of the building was powered by a series of intertwined extension cords reaching to distant outlets. Aimée Lutkin, Curbed, "Losing a home you’ve already left," 6 June 2019

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First Known Use of extension cord

1918, in the meaning defined above

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extension cord

noun

English Language Learners Definition of extension cord

US : an electric cord that is used to make another electric cord reach farther

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