toggle switch


: an electric switch operated by pushing a projecting lever through a small arc

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The Bluetooth speaker is built to look like a vintage Marshall guitar amp and instead of the usual touch controls or plastic buttons, this one has brass-finish knobs and an actual toggle switch for power. Brad Moon, Forbes, 28 Dec. 2022 Turn on the Reading mode shortcut toggle switch, then tap Allow to give the app permission for extra device controls. David Nield, WIRED, 11 Dec. 2022 Use the toggle switch to turn off permissions for each app. Kim Komando, USA TODAY, 18 Dec. 2022 Guests will need to hit a toggle switch to display the total cost of nightly rates and fees, rather than just the nightly rate, which now is often the only cost customers in the U.S. and elsewhere see early in the shopping process. Allison Pohle, WSJ, 7 Nov. 2022 Resembling some sort of jet engine activated by a chunky, old-school toggle switch, the MetroVac Vac N Blo Compact Wall Mount is a true beast. Collin Morgan And Jon Langston, Car and Driver, 26 Aug. 2022 To get a percentage reading up next to it, choose Battery and then turn on the Battery Percentage toggle switch. David Nield, WIRED, 2 Oct. 2022 Turn on the Use App Pinning toggle switch, and make sure that Ask for PIN Before Unpinning is enabled as well—this prevents everyone but you from switching apps. Wired, 26 July 2022 Forward and reverse are controlled by a panel of solenoids and switches actuated by a small toggle switch on the dashboard. B.c. George, Car and Driver, 27 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1924, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of toggle switch was circa 1924

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“Toggle switch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition

toggle switch

: an electric switch operated by pushing a lever through a small angle

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