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.
Hubbell was no one-hit wonder, as in the 1890s he created an electric switch and patented the pull-chain electric light socket.
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.
Al Rais told Khaleej Times that there is no single electric switch in the mosque for lights or air conditioners.
Kevin Hoo, vice president at Savanna, noted that, since acquiring the property in 2011, Savanna has invested in improving the ,base building infrastructure while also adding resiliency since Superstorm Sandy by moving life safety, electric switch gear and telecommunications equipment to the second floor.