toggle switch


Definition of toggle switch

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

Examples of toggle switch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The interior's clever touches, such as the rear seatback storage compartments or the dashboard toggle switch that rolls down all four windows, are the products of creative thinking rather than a lavish budget. Ezra Dyer, Car and Driver, 30 July 2021 There, choose Multiple users, turn the toggle switch on, and finally, tap Add user. David Nield, Popular Science, 4 Mar. 2021 Turn on the Filter inappropriate websites and searches toggle switch, and Edge will block inappropriate content on the web. David Nield, Popular Science, 11 Mar. 2021 Click on any extension toggle switch to disable or enable it. David Nield, Wired, 27 June 2021 Turn the Rotate to landscape mode toggle switch to On, and your home screen will rotate like any other app. David Nield, Popular Science, 17 Apr. 2019 Next, hit the toggle switch to enable restrictions, then go to iTunes & App Store Purchases, In-app Purchases, and check off Don't Allow. David Nield, Popular Science, 8 Mar. 2021 From Settings, pick Accessibility and Spoken Content, and turn the Speak Screen toggle switch on. David Nield, Popular Science, 5 Jan. 2021 Manipulating the Jerrold remote with its twelve hard-click buttons and toggle switch that travelled between three planes of existence: standard (2-13), extra (14-25), and extra weird (26-37). David Gilbert, The New Yorker, 23 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of toggle switch

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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20 Aug 2021

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“Toggle switch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of toggle switch

: a switch that turns the flow of electricity to a machine on and off

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