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cordless

[kawrd-lis]
adjective
  1. lacking a cord.
  2. (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.
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Origin of cordless

First recorded in 1905–10; cord + -less
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Examples from the Web for cordless

Historical Examples of cordless

  • Krishna was watching from his porch, grinning ferociously, holding a cordless phone.

    Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town

    Cory Doctorow


British Dictionary definitions for cordless

cordless

adjective
  1. (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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