change·​over ˈchānj-ˌō-vər How to pronounce changeover (audio)
: a pause in a tennis match during which the players change sides of the court

Examples of changeover in a Sentence

Were there any problems during the changeover from the franc to the euro? the region's changeover from an agricultural economy to one based on manufacturing
Recent Examples on the Web But the changeover will essentially be transparent to them because their benefit amount remains the same. Tom Margenau, Dallas News, 10 Sep. 2023 And in his second-round match, Nicolas Jarry could be seen blowing his nose during changeovers and was wearing one of those breathing strips to help open his nasal passages. Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, 3 Sep. 2023 The stands were filling up more with every changeover, getting louder each time Shelton’s booming serve put up big numbers on the radar gun. Matthew Futterman, New York Times, 3 Sep. 2023 Just before the changeover, Disney signed long-term agreements with the old board, effectively stripping its successors of all their authority over development. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 23 Aug. 2023 His hiring comes at a time of changeover in emergency management director positions elsewhere, including posts that are crucial in coordinating hurricane response. John Sharp |, al, 8 Aug. 2023 Just before the changeover, the court in December issued 4-3 rulings rejecting a Republican redistricting plan and blocking the voter ID law. Patrick Marley and Robert Barnes, Anchorage Daily News, 28 Apr. 2023 During a changeover in the match, Sakkari noted a peculiar smell to the chair umpire. Cydney Henderson, USA TODAY, 30 Aug. 2023 The changeover on the Wisconsin Supreme Court comes less than a year after conservatives took over the top court in North Carolina and strengthened their hold on the one in Ohio. Patrick Marley, Anchorage Daily News, 27 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1892, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of changeover was in 1892

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“Changeover.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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