- 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
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Krishna was watching from his porch, grinning ferociously, holding a cordless phone.Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town
- (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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