/ (əˈdæptə) /

  1. a person or thing that adapts

  2. any device for connecting two parts, esp ones that are of different sizes or have different mating fitments

    • 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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How to use adaptor in a sentence

  • He is styled the inventor of the velvet pile in tapestry, but it were better to call him the adaptor.

    The Tapestry Book | Helen Churchill Candee