extension cord


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Rodriguez assaulted his girlfriend, who was seven months pregnant, with a golf club, extension cord, knife, mug and his hands and feet while at their home in Celina in February 2020, the Collin County district attorney’s office said. Dallas News, 6 Apr. 2022 Portable generators are at home on construction sites, for tailgating and camping, at barbecues, and at events like 5K runs, parades, and fairs—anyplace out of range of an extension cord. Bradley Ford, Popular Mechanics, 6 Feb. 2023 The adjustable twin bulbs will help increase the overall accuracy of your work, as well as reduce the chances of safety issues, like tripping over an extension cord. Kevin Cortez, Popular Mechanics, 1 Dec. 2022 In the song, thieves took off with a camera, the three wise men, Mary, the manger, floodlights and an extension cord. Glenn Peoples, Billboard, 23 Dec. 2022 Space heaters should also be plugged directly into a wall outlet, not through a power strip or an extension cord, the commission said. Lucas Daprile, cleveland, 21 Dec. 2022 With the exception of a ladder and an extension cord to reach it, this insulator kit is installed the same way–and just as easily–as an indoor kit. Belle Duchene, Better Homes & Gardens, 17 Nov. 2022 Fire investigators believe the blaze was accidentally started by a leaf blower that was plugged into an extension cord in the corner of the front porch next to the garage. Rosana Hughes, ajc, 2 Oct. 2022 Having extension items can give you more options: An extension cord for your electrical devices, an additional freshwater hose and a sewer extension, for instance. Marc Bona, cleveland, 19 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1918, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of extension cord was in 1918

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“Extension cord.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extension%20cord. Accessed 27 Mar. 2023.

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