drop cord

drop cord

An electric-light cord suspended and energized from a ceiling outlet.
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The activated drop cord attaches to the downward moving buss cable and can be simply adjusted by a quick turn of an Allen wrench.
Eventually it did, but my drop cord wouldn't pull the power that the water pump needed so I had to dig through some boxes in an outbuilding with numb hands looking for a heavier cord.
Crewmen, the only cable you can disconnect in the vehicular intercommunication system (VIS) during use is the drop cord attached to the left ear cup of the CVC headset to the bailout cable assembly.
NBC's sound booth was rigged with our equipment, so they were able to not only keep going with sound, but somebody found a drop cord and plugged a light into our equipment so they could read the script," says Lowry.
He took one look at the fact that the only electricity in the cabin was from a drop cord and immediately took on the project of installing "proper" wiring.
Newer metal building with drop cords for electric and air.
The groups of drop cords (typically five of the same color arrangement in each group) located along the main cord represent the sequential location of villages along the route and report on the status of the five main assets of the village--things such as population, number of males available to maintain a central army, amount of arable land, amount of food on hand, and so forth.