switchboard

noun switch·board \ -ˌbȯrd \
Updated on: 10 Dec 2017

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 in a Sentence

  1. She used to work as a switchboard operator.

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First Known Use of switchboard

1873


SWITCHBOARD Defined for English Language Learners

switchboard

noun

Definition of switchboard for English Language Learners

  • : a system used to connect telephone calls with many separate phone lines in a building


SWITCHBOARD Defined for Kids

switchboard

noun switch·board \ ˈswich-ˌbȯrd \

Definition of switchboard for Students

: a panel for controlling the operation of a number of electric circuits


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