hookup
noun Date: 1903 1. a state of cooperation or alliance 2. an assemblage (as of circuits) used for a specific purpose (as radio transmission); also the plan of such an assemblage 3. an arrangement of mechanical parts; also connection <
a campsite with electric, water, and sewer hookups
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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