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switchgear

[swich-geer] /ˈswɪtʃˌgɪər/
noun, Electricity
1.
switching equipment used in an electric power station.
Also, switch gear.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; switch + gear
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Examples for switchgear
  • Of course a tsunami, or fire suppression water, or a flood would short out their emergency generator and switchgear.
  • switchgear is labeled well, legible during the day and illuminated in red at night.
  • The switchgear is simple, and the instrumentation is clean.
  • The instruments and gauges are finally clean and stylish, and the switchgear is simple.
  • The switchgear is easy to operate, and everything is where you expect it to be.
  • It was a pleasant surprise not to have to play games with the controls and switchgear to get them to work.
  • Market survey for standardized medium voltage gas-insulated switchgear.
  • Existing utilities above the proposed location of the new switchgear line-up will be rerouted.
  • The inspections will include both generators, switchgear and transfer switches.
British Dictionary definitions for switchgear

switchgear

/ˈswɪtʃˌɡɪə/
noun
1.
(electrical engineering) any of several devices used for opening and closing electric circuits, esp those that pass high currents
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