gang switch

noun

Definition of gang switch

1 : a set of two or more switches in as many circuits operated simultaneously by a single control
2 : a number of independent switches side by side and having a common switch plate

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First Known Use of gang switch

1885, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for gang switch

gang entry 1 + switch

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“Gang switch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gang%20switch. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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