extension lead


extension lead
extension lead noun
A length of electrical cable with a plug at one end and a socket at the other, which can be used to connect an appliance when the electrical supply is some distance away
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exˈtension lead [extension lead] (also extension) (both BrE) (NAmE exˈtension cord) noun
an extra length of electric wire, used when the wire on an electrical device is not long enough
See also:extension

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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