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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The man, Khairy Simon, 27, told a Genesee County judge that 3-year-old Kimora Simon died after her mother, 29-year-old Erika Finley, hit her repeatedly with her fist and an extension cord while trying to potty train the child. Paulina Dedaj, Fox News, "Michigan father pleads guilty to murder after beating his potty-training 3-year-old to death," 14 June 2018 This is the Portiko, a sleek extension cord that folds up nicely but stretches six feet and includes two outlets and two USB ports. Jordan Valinsky, Popular Mechanics, "This Sleek Extension Cord Makes Airport Charging Easy," 27 May 2015 The company that laid the extension cords and power strips across Elite Cafe’s copper tables is called Spacious. Nellie Bowles, The Seattle Times, "Sorry, power-lunchers — these tables are reserved for drop-in workers," 9 July 2018 Use only with appliances that can connect directly to the generator by extension cords and do not plug a generator into a household outlet. Gary Robbins, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Safety tips to follow before, during and after an earthquake," 8 July 2018 Central Maine Power is trying to convince Mainers the power line won’t merely be a big extension cord draped across their land. Jon Kamp, WSJ, "In Need of Electricity, Massachusetts Looks to the North—Again," 6 July 2018 Officials have ruled the fire an accident, determining that an extension cord started the blaze. PEOPLE.com, "82-Year-Old 'Hoarder' Killed in House Fire After Cluttered Home Bursts Into Flames," 19 June 2018 Fire Chief Chris Kaufmann urged citizens to place electric space heaters on a flat, stable surface and plug them directly into an electrical outlet, not into an extension cord or power strip. Robert Rhoden, NOLA.com, "Overloaded circuit sparks house fire in Slidell: fire department," 17 Jan. 2018 Instead of consoling me, Granny whipped me with an extension cord. Danielle Jackson, Longreads, "A Woman’s Search for Salvation, Love, and Family," 14 June 2018

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1918, in the meaning defined above

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extension cord

noun

English Language Learners Definition of extension cord

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

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