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Equipment for connecting pieces of electrical equipment

adapter

noun

an object that allows you to connect two pieces of equipment of different types or sizes

adapter

noun

an object that allows you to connect several pieces of electrical equipment to one electricity supply

adapter

noun

an object that allows you to use electrical equipment in countries where there is a different type of electricity supply from your own

alligator clip

noun

a crocodile clip

cable

noun

thick wire covered with plastic that is used for carrying electricity or electronic signals

cord

noun

an electrical wire that connects a machine to the main supply of electricity

crocodile clip

noun

a metal object with sharp teeth that is shaped like an alligator’s head and is used for connecting an electrical cable to something such as a battery. The usual American word is alligator clip.

flex

noun

a plastic covered wire that bends easily, used for connecting an object that needs electricity to an electric current

hook-up

noun

a connection between two electrical systems or pieces of equipment such as computers

jack

noun

a type of electrical plug that fits into a socket with one hole

jack

noun

a socket that a jack fits into

junction box

noun

a box in which electrical wires are connected

lead

noun

an electrical wire that connects a piece of equipment such as a television or a telephone to a power supply. The American word is cord.

link

noun

a connection made between two pieces of electronic equipment so that they can exchange information

pin

noun

one of the metal parts of an electrical plug that fits into the wall

plug

noun

an object used for connecting a piece of equipment to an electricity supply. It is fitted to the end of an electrical wire called a flex and you push it into a special hole in the wall called a socket.

plug

noun

a socket in a wall where you connect a piece of equipment to the electricity supply

point

noun

a power point

power point

noun

a place on a wall where you can connect equipment to the electricity supply

socket

noun

a place on a surface or machine with holes for connecting a piece of electrical equipment. The American word is outlet.

wiring

noun

the electric wires in a building, vehicle, or machine

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