Definition of Switchboard

1. Noun. Telephone central where circuits are completed with patchcords.

Exact synonyms: Patchboard, Plugboard
Generic synonyms: Central, Exchange, Telephone Exchange
Group relationships: Phone System, Telephone System



Definition of Switchboard

1. Noun. (telecommunications) The electronic panel that is used to direct telephone calls to the desired recipient ¹

2. Noun. (electronics) A device that directs electricity from one source to another. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Switchboard

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Switchboard

switch on
switch over
switch pitcher
switch pitchers
switchability
switchable
switcharoo
switcharoos
switchback
switchbacked
switchbacking
switchbacks
switchblade
switchblade knife
switchblades
switchboard (current term)
switchboard operator
switchboarding
switchboards
switched
switchel
switchels
switcher
switcheroo
switcheroos
switchers
switches
switchgear
switchgirl
switchgirls

Literary usage of Switchboard

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Dyke's Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia by Andrew Lee Dyke (1916)
"35 10 Steering post spark and throttling sector 36 9 Steering post throttling shaft. anchor tube. 11 switchboard cap stud nut. ..."

2. Experimental Electrical Engineering and Manual for Electrical Testing for by Vladimir Karapetoff (1922)
"(1) Inspect the available switchboard in detail and note differences, if any, ... (2) Operate the switchboard with a few connected lines, under normal and ..."

3. Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers by American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1903)
"The highly organized and highly specialized collocation of apparatus that we now term the telephone switchboard, and which is at present employed in the ..."

4. The Telephone and Telephone Exchanges: Their Invention and Development by John E. Kingsbury (1915)
"A telephone switchboard, on the contrary, is for the purpose of interconnecting ... Dumont's switchboard was submitted in later years to critical analysis, ..."

5. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1907)
"However, in some cases it will be better to describe the switchboard devices in connection with the switchboard with which they are used. ..."

6. The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1912)
"The switchboard is located on the floor level at F, and the line wires leave the power house just above and behind the switchboard. ..."

7. Dyke's Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia by Andrew Lee Dyke (1916)
"35 10 Steering post spark and throttling sector 36 9 Steering post throttling shaft. anchor tube. 11 switchboard cap stud nut. ..."

8. Experimental Electrical Engineering and Manual for Electrical Testing for by Vladimir Karapetoff (1922)
"(1) Inspect the available switchboard in detail and note differences, if any, ... (2) Operate the switchboard with a few connected lines, under normal and ..."

9. Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers by American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1903)
"The highly organized and highly specialized collocation of apparatus that we now term the telephone switchboard, and which is at present employed in the ..."

10. The Telephone and Telephone Exchanges: Their Invention and Development by John E. Kingsbury (1915)
"A telephone switchboard, on the contrary, is for the purpose of interconnecting ... Dumont's switchboard was submitted in later years to critical analysis, ..."

11. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1907)
"However, in some cases it will be better to describe the switchboard devices in connection with the switchboard with which they are used. ..."

12. The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1912)
"The switchboard is located on the floor level at F, and the line wires leave the power house just above and behind the switchboard. ..."

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