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switchboard

noun switch·board \-ˌbrd\

: a system used to connect telephone calls with many separate phone lines in a building

Full Definition of SWITCHBOARD

:  an apparatus (as in a telephone exchange) consisting of a panel on which are mounted electric switches so arranged that a number of circuits may be connected, combined, and controlled

Examples of SWITCHBOARD

  1. She used to work as a switchboard operator.

First Known Use of SWITCHBOARD

1873
SWITCHBOARD Defined for Kids

switchboard

noun switch·board \ˈswich-ˌbrd\

Definition of SWITCHBOARD for Kids

:  a panel for controlling the operation of a number of electric circuits

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