power strip


Definition of power strip

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

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Long cables for your phone, or a travel power stripAs the number of devices needing to charge increases, the number of outlets available in hotel rooms … stays the same. Geoffrey Morrison, New York Times, "10 Hotel Tips No One Taught You," 30 July 2019 Anker makes solid tech accessories, and this power strip is no different. Samantha Gordon, USA TODAY, "The 5 best Amazon deals you can get this Monday," 8 July 2019 Stop searching for that enigmatic open outlet and just order a power strip to plug in all of your electronics. Paige Szmodis, Popular Mechanics, "Amazon Is Offering Tons of Power Strips on Sale Today," 3 June 2019 Spy cameras can even be placed in smoke detectors, alarm clocks and electrical outlets and power strips. Micah Walker, Detroit Free Press, "Hidden cameras: How to find them in a bathroom, bedroom," 7 June 2019 Commodity goods like paper towels, exercise mats, and power strips can be easily cloned at a fraction of the cost. New York Times, "Amazon, the Brand Buster," 23 June 2018 The good news is some switches and power strips can completely cut off electricity, on demand, with a button or app, or through a timer. Marc Saltzman, USA TODAY, "You can slash home energy costs by just replacing light bulbs," 11 July 2018 The findings build on similar research in recent years that suggests wealth and power strip people of their inhibitions, increase risk taking and feelings of entitlement and invulnerability. William Wan, The Seattle Times, "Are rich people more likely to lie, cheat, steal? Science explains the world of Manafort and Gates.," 13 Aug. 2018 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

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First Known Use of power strip

1954, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of power strip was in 1954

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English Language Learners Definition of power strip

US : an electrical device that has a series of outlets attached to a cord with a plug on one end

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