Examples of switchboard in a Sentence
She used to work as a switchboard operator.
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On the podcast, Melendez first calls the White House switchboard and identifies himself as ‘‘Stuttering John Melendez,’’ but is told Trump is unavailable.
On the recording, Melendez and his crew can be heard duping a White House switchboard operator who willingly gives up that the president is not currently at the White House and is actually out of town.
Afterward, the White House switchboard lit up, allegedly with callers applauding the president.
San Diego’s hello girls, or about 140 of them, left their switchboards yesterday as a protest against the scale of wages paid by the company.
Strowger stomped down to the local exchange, complained and looked at the switchboard.
In a recording studio, a producer coaches the musicians through takes, generates beats or crafts song arrangements, and controls the switchboard as the musician records.
This number will direct you to the Capitol switchboard.
Next to the switchboard was an old photo of a young woman working it.
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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
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