extension cord
noun Date: 1944 an electric cord fitted with a plug at one end and a receptacle at the other

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  • Extension cord — An extension cord, power extender, or extension lead is a length of flexible electrical power cable (flex) with a plug on one end and one or more sockets on the other end (usually of the same type as the plug). The term usually refers to mains… …   Wikipedia

  • extension cord — noun an electric cord used to extend the length of a power cord • Hypernyms: ↑cord, ↑electric cord * * * Elect. an electric cord having a standard plug at one end and a standard electric jack at the other. [1945 50] * * * extension cord, a length …   Useful english dictionary

  • extension cord — noun An electrical cord with a plug one end, and a single socket or a multi port socket at the other end, used for powering one or more devices at a distance, too far from the wall outlet to be reached by the normal cords of the device or devices …   Wiktionary

  • extension cord — exten′sion cord n. elm an electric cord having a standard plug at one end and a standard electric jack at the other • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • extension cord — /əkˈstɛnʃən kɔd/ (say uhk stenshuhn kawd) noun an electrical cord which can be connected to the cord attached to an appliance, device, etc., to extend its reach …   Australian English dictionary

  • extension cord — Elect. an electric cord having a standard plug at one end and a standard electric jack at the other. [1945 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • extension cord — lengthening cord, cable that lengthens …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Cord — may refer to: String or rope Cord (sewing), a trimming made of multiple strands of yarn twisted together The spinal cord Cord Automobile, a former American car marque founded by Errett Lobban Cord The cord (volume), used to measure firewood In… …   Wikipedia

  • extension — [ek sten′shən] n. [ME extensioun < L extensio < pp. of extendere: see EXTEND] 1. an extending or being extended 2. the amount or degree to which something is or can be extended; range; extent 3. a part that forms a continuation or addition… …   English World dictionary

  • cord — cord1 [ko:d US ko:rd] n [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: corde, from Latin chorda string , from Greek chorde] 1.) [U and C] a piece of thick string or thin rope ▪ The robe was held at the waist by a cord. ▪ He pulled explosives and some… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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