- a plug used to connect an electrical device to a mains supply when they have different types of terminals
- a device used to connect several electrical appliances to a single mains socket
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One of note is a compact power adaptor with a protective cover.
The artist and the adaptor have still hardly begun to work with the endless variety of substances now at their disposal.The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind|Herbert George Wells
The adaptor piece may have a face mould worked upon it to give a pilaster-like appearance if fancy so dictates.Woodwork Joints|William Fairham
We can do some of these things by apparatus designed by the brain of man—and man really is but an imitator and adaptor of Nature.Clairvoyance and Occult Powers|Swami Panchadasi