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
She used to work as a switchboard operator.
Recent Examples of switchboard from the Web
Had this been a busier day, the company no doubt would have had thousands of irate customers clogging its switchboard.
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First Known Use of switchboard
SWITCHBOARD Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of switchboard for Students
: a panel for controlling the operation of a number of electric circuits
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