switchboard

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switch·board

noun \-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

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