extension cord


Definition of extension cord

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

Examples of extension cord in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Powered by a 30-watt heater, the 3.5-inch warming plate has an extra-long 64-inch extension cord so you aren't tied to an electrical outlet. Katie Macdonald, PEOPLE.com, 19 Sep. 2021 Then go inside and plug the loads into the extension cord. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, 6 Aug. 2021 There is a correct sequence to power a load through an extension cord. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, 6 Aug. 2021 People line up to charge their cellphones from an extension cord run in from a light post. Seth Harp, Rolling Stone, 14 June 2021 Larceny: Brookpark Road Tools, including an extension cord, jumper cables, an electric ratchet and compressor tester kit, were stolen between May 10-22 at Metro Motorsports, 13405 Brookpark. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, 4 June 2021 To stay charged outside, an outdoor extension cord can connect you to an outlet that’s farther away. Ambar Pardilla, NBC News, 30 Mar. 2021 Run a 200-foot-long extension cord from my tenth-floor apartment in the Financial District down to Broadway? Paul Greenberg, Curbed, 30 Apr. 2021 And plug the pump directly into the outlet; never use an extension cord, which can cause a voltage drop that might damage the pump motor. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, 17 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of extension cord

1918, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of extension cord was in 1918

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8 Oct 2021

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“Extension cord.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extension%20cord. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of extension cord

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


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