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knife switch

noun, Electricity
1.
a form of air switch in which a moving element, usually a hinged blade, is placed between two contact clips.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10
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British Dictionary definitions for knife-switch

knife switch

noun
1.
an electric switch in which a flat metal blade, hinged at one end, is pushed between fixed contacts
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