American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An insulated, flexible electric wire fitted with a plug at one end and one or more outlets on the other, allowing one to plug in devices whose cords are not long enough to reach a wall outlet.
- n. electronics 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. (slang: trip cord).
- n. an electric cord used to extend the length of a power cord
“Nobody even slowed down and it is a wonder that we were not electrocuted from the makeshift extension cord network that threaded its way through the wet grass and puddles to the light bulbs hanging from the trees around Colonel Rachain's house.”
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