extension cord

noun
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of extension cord

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

Recent Examples of extension cord from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'extension cord.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of extension cord

1918


EXTENSION CORD Defined for English Language Learners

extension cord

noun

Definition of extension cord for English Language Learners

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


Learn More about extension cord


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up extension cord? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to remove or wipe out

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!