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 Since most manufacturers advise against using an extension cord, a de-icer's power cord length is an important feature. Noelle Ihli, chicagotribune.com, "The best pond de-icer," 10 Oct. 2020 An extension cord powered the interior and headlights, two attendees said. Mike Colias, WSJ, "Long Before Nikola Trucks, Trevor Milton Sold Investors on Startups That Faded," 1 Oct. 2020 There is electrical conduit running over the outer walls of the units, and a rare outlet appears right above the door to ours, so that an extension cord can be run inside. Rafil Kroll-zaidi, Harper's Magazine, "Reason Not the Need," 15 Sep. 2020 The firm claims that the prototype's supposedly functional dashboard display was powered by an extension cord snaking up from under the stage. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Nikola stock craters after chairman fails to rebut fraud allegations," 11 Sep. 2020 An extension cord snaked across the deck, connecting his TV set to the house like an umbilical cord. Daisy Alioto, Longreads, "House of the Century," 10 Aug. 2020 The larger goal was to shorten the extension cord between the electorate and elected officials. Carolyn Giardina, The Hollywood Reporter, "Tech Entrepreneur Mark Kassen Talks Initiatives That Might Aid Voters and Hollywood Alike," 6 Aug. 2020 The second thing to consider in selecting an extension cord is wire gauge. The Editors, Field & Stream, "3 Questions to Ask When Shopping for an Extension Cord," 24 Oct. 2019 That includes nearly all facilities operated by UNICOR, the Federal Prison Industries business alias, which does everything from manufacturing extension cords to operating dairy farms to recycling electronics. Emma Grey Ellis, Wired, "Covid-19's Toll on Prison Labor Doesn't Just Hurt Inmates," 19 May 2020

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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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19 Oct 2020

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“Extension cord.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extension%20cord. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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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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