power strip


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web This power strip is flexible and moveable to fit your space. Ellen Mcalpine, Women's Health, 28 Feb. 2023 Reviews editor Julian Chokkattu swears by the little sphere, which essentially replaces a power strip. Brenda Stolyar Louryn Strampe, WIRED, 11 Feb. 2023 The three-prong plug’s slim profile that keeps it flush with the wall is a nice design detail, and the smart power strip works with Alexa SmartThings, and Google Assistant. Rachel Klein, Popular Mechanics, 22 Dec. 2022 This could simply be called a smart plug power strip with basic voice compatibility, but the Kasa Smart Plug Power Strip goes so much further. Gabriel Morgan, Better Homes & Gardens, 6 Jan. 2023 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 As recommended in our best power strips list, Bestek’s eight-outlet power strip is a perfect tech accessory for home offices thanks to its spacious eight outlets and useful four USB ports. Kevin Cortez, Popular Mechanics, 9 Dec. 2022 The fire began with a faulty power strip in a bedroom on the 15th floor of an apartment building in China’s far west. Chris Buckley, BostonGlobe.com, 27 Nov. 2022 The fire began with a faulty power strip in a bedroom on the 15th floor of an apartment building in China’s far west. Amy Chang Chien, New York Times, 27 Nov. 2022 See More

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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 1 Apr. 2023.

Kids Definition

power strip

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