Definition of outlet box in English:

Share this entry

outlet box


A box for mounting wall outlets and connecting them to electrical wiring.
Example sentences
  • The white wire within the cable that goes to the switch will be made hot, so it must be marked with black electrical tape at the outlet box, to distinguish it from the other neutral wires.
  • It is often possible to check for wall insulation by removing the cover plates from electric outlets and shining a flashlight into the crack between the outlet box and the wall board.
  • If there is more than one set of wires in an outlet box, they may be on a separate circuit.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: out·let box

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.