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extension cord

noun, Electricity
an electric cord having a standard plug at one end and a standard electric jack at the other.
Origin of extension cord
1945-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • But unless you've got a really long extension cord, it is best reserved for occasional use.
  • One often-mentioned possibility is a giant extension cord from upstate.
  • The extension cord he used was missing the third prong.
  • The junction box was attached to an extension cord which was connected to an outlet on a permanently wired existing building.
  • Avoid the use of an extension cord with an electric heater.
  • Never cover any part of an extension cord with rugs or other objects while it is in use.
  • Since there was not an electrical outlet nearby, he used an extension cord to plug in the welder.
  • Connect strings of lights to an extension cord before plugging the cord into the outlet.
  • Using an ordinary extension cord on a large appliance can cause it to overheat, leading to damage to the appliance or even a fire.
  • Such a repair would result in an extension cord between the flexible cord of the appliance and the installed building receptacle.

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