1. A 12-36" cable extending from a raceway or plugbox allowing fixtures to be circuited without the use of short jumpers normally required with flush mount receptacles. 2. A phenomenon seen in some multi-cable where the outer jacket becomes separated from the inner conductors due to counter-coiling, the result resembling a loose coiled-cord, as on a telephone handset. 3. Any short length of cable or wire, as often used with multiple wiring devices in an electrical box.