snap switch

noun

Definition of snap switch

: a manually operated electric switch with a blade which makes contact with a snap and in which the speed of making or breaking of the circuit is independent of the speed of operation of the switch

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“Snap switch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snap%20switch. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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