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[kawrd-lis] /ˈkɔrd lɪs/
lacking a cord.
(of an electrical appliance) requiring no wire leading to an external source of electricity because of a self-contained, often rechargeable, power supply; battery-powered.
Origin of cordless
1905-10; cord + -less Unabridged
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Examples from the web for cordless
  • In effect, your mobile phone will double as an indoor cordless handset, both at home and in the office.
  • Due to advances in programming and communication, some have been able to go cordless.
  • Rooms are equipped with televisions, cordless telephones, coffeemakers and designer bath amenities.
  • Non-smoking rooms are available, and its suites have cordless phones, a conference area with a table and a whirlpool or wet bar.
  • Rooms include cordless phones, luxury bedding, marble vanities and luxury bath amenities.
  • Rooms feature cordless speakerphones, a fully stocked refreshment center, fresh flowers and in-room laptop safes.
  • Don't even think about anything but cordless-you know how guys are about being tied down.
  • Each has a cordless phone fastened to a two-foot-long stick.
  • The package even includes a wrist rest and cordless scrolling mouse, though the mouse's design does favor right-handed users.
  • When it's off, you are left with a normal cordless phone.
British Dictionary definitions for cordless


(of an electrical device) operated by an internal battery so that no connection to mains supply or other apparatus is needed
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