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microswitch

[mahy-kruh-swich] /ˈmaɪ krəˌswɪtʃ/
noun
1.
a highly sensitive switch used in automatic-control devices.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; micro- + switch
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Examples from the web for microswitch
  • The button shall be cast aluminum with a corrosion resistant microswitch.
  • One common problem is a microswitch that wears out quickly, but it is easily replaced.
  • Traveling-nuts, cams, or microswitch tripping mechanisms shall not be used.
British Dictionary definitions for microswitch

microswitch

/ˈmaɪkrəʊˌswɪtʃ/
noun
1.
(electrical engineering) a switch that operates by small movements of a lever
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