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signal box

noun, British
1.
a railway signal tower.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30
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  • The live picture is linked to the traffic signal box.
British Dictionary definitions for signal box

signal box

noun
1.
a building containing manually operated signal levers for all the railway lines in its section
2.
a control point for a large area of a railway system, operated electrically and semiautomatically
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