toggle switch

noun
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of toggle switch

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

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First Known Use of toggle switch

circa 1924


TOGGLE SWITCH Defined for English Language Learners

toggle switch

noun

Definition of toggle switch for English Language Learners

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


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