extension cord

noun

Definition of extension cord

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

First Known Use of extension cord

1918


EXTENSION CORD Defined for English Language Learners

extension cord

noun

Definition of extension cord for English Language Learners

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


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