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dip switch

noun

Simple Definition of dip switch

  • : a switch for dimming or lowering the headlights of an automobile

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of dip switch

British

  1. :  a switch for dimming or lowering the headlights of an automobile

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to plunge or immerse momentarily or partially under the surface (as of a liquid) so as to moisten, cool, or coat

    :  to thrust in a way to suggest immersion

    :  to immerse (as a sheep or dog) in an antiseptic or parasiticidal solution

  1. :  an act of dipping

    :  a brief plunge into the water for sport or exercise

    :  inclination downward:

  1. :  a stupid or unsophisticated person

  1. : diploma

switchplay
  1. :  a slender flexible whip, rod, or twig

    :  an act of switching: as

    :  a blow with a switch

  1. :  to strike or beat with or as if with a switch

    :  whisk, lash

    :  to turn from one railroad track to another :  shunt


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