interterminal switching

noun
in·​ter·​terminal switching | \ "+...- \
plural interterminal switchings

Definition of interterminal switching

: the moving of cars from a point on one railroad line to a point on another when both points are within the switching limits of the same station or industrial switching district — compare intraterminal switching

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inter- + terminal

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“Interterminal switching.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/interterminal%20switching. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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