electric switch


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Noun1.electric switch - control consisting of a mechanical or electrical or electronic device for making or breaking or changing the connections in a circuitelectric switch - control consisting of a mechanical or electrical or electronic device for making or breaking or changing the connections in a circuit
commutator - switch for reversing the direction of an electric current
controller, control - a mechanism that controls the operation of a machine; "the speed controller on his turntable was not working properly"; "I turned the controls over to her"
cutout - a switch that interrupts an electric circuit in the event of an overload
ignition switch - switch that operates a solenoid that closes a circuit to operate the starter
push button, button, push - an electrical switch operated by pressing; "the elevator was operated by push buttons"; "the push beside the bed operated a buzzer at the desk"
selector switch, selector - a switch that is used to select among alternatives
three-point switch, three-way switch - an electric switch that has three terminals; used to control a circuit from two different locations
time-switch - a switch set to operate at a desired time
on/off switch, on-off switch, toggle switch, toggle - a hinged switch that can assume either of two positions
References in classic literature ?
At the end of a long drab passage my new acquaintance pushed open a door and turned on an electric switch.
Near the door I saw the gleam of an electric switch, but it was unnecessary, even if it had been safe, to turn it on.
The sky flared white and the world lighted up suddenly, as though the sun had been turned on from an electric switch.
The pedals and gear stick are well placed, and are accompanied by a traditional handbrake, rather than the electric switch.
Secondly, do not plug your cellphone in the electric switch board.
The elevator is controlled by electrically powered hydraulics, so a simple electric switch is used to move it up or down.
SFO3 Pier Angelo Abellana said the fire started from a spark on the main electric switch located inside the residence of Daisy Talaogon.
A new problem with an electric switch is the cause of the delay, the
This is similar to pushing an electric switch to light a lamp.
Click the electric switch and the plates shake every muscle in your body while you just stand there.
Two tenders for the supply of (a) an electric explosion proof electric switch board, also (b) an instrument to separate oil from water samples.