extension cord


Definition of extension cord

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

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Avoid using extension cords with anything that produces heat or cool air. Kimberly Truong, SELF, "House Fires Are Way More Common in Winter—Here’s How to Stay Safe," 23 Jan. 2019 The company that laid the extension cords and power strips across Elite Cafe’s copper tables is called Spacious. Nellie Bowles, New York Times, "Sorry, Power-Lunchers. These Tables Are Reserved for Drop-In Workers.," 8 July 2018 Simon told a Genesee County judge in June that the 3-year-old girl died after her mother, Finley, hit her repeatedly with her fist and an extension cord, while trying to potty-train the child. Paulina Dedaj, Fox News, "Michigan parents sentenced for murdering 3-year-old daughter during potty training," 6 Sep. 2018 Back in 2003, dwindling funds prompted them to do things like return muddy extension cords to the hardware store. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, "Jay and Mark Duplass just literally wrote the book on indie filmmaking," 21 May 2018 This compact dryer turned in the fastest drying time in our lab tests by far and consumer testers loved it too for its light weight and long extension cord. The Good Housekeeping Institute, Good Housekeeping, "FHI Heat Nano Weight Pro 1900 Turbo Blow Dryer," 31 July 2012 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

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1918, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of extension cord was in 1918

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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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