power strip


: an electrical device consisting of a cord with a plug on one end and several outlets on the other

Examples of power strip in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Or if they’re connected to a power strip, turn the strip off. Karen Garcia, Los Angeles Times, 16 May 2024 Looking for more smart plug and power strip options? PCMAG, 1 Apr. 2024 Unusual items garnered higher bids, like a Twitter bird neon light that sold for $40,000, The Guardian reported, while everyday items found in pretty much every large office’s supply closet went for less, like 68 packs of Belkin power strips that sold for $1,000. Ashley Belanger, Ars Technica, 19 Jan. 2023 The power strip features four sockets and four USB ports, all of which are compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, and Apple HomeKit. Sheena Vasani, The Verge, 17 Oct. 2023 Lithium-ion batteries should be charged directly from a wall outlet, not an extension cord or power strip, the statement said. Claire Law, BostonGlobe.com, 9 June 2023 The department suggests plugging devices directly into the wall to charge them — not extension cords, power strips or anything similar — and keeping at least two-feet separation between charging devices or batteries for every 20 kilowatt-hours, or three feet for every 50 kWh. Abigail Adams, Peoplemag, 4 Dec. 2023 Sometimes the best purchases are the most boring ones — like this power strip. Rebecca Martinson, Rolling Stone, 25 Oct. 2023 When high waves crashed on board, water flooded the makeshift cabin, where, the workers said, an electrical power strip had twice sparked, nearly setting their mattresses on fire. Los Angeles Times, 7 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1954, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of power strip was in 1954

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“Power strip.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/power%20strip. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

power strip

: an electrical device that converts a single power outlet into several outlets
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