switch-gear

switchgear

[swich-geer]
noun Electricity.
switching equipment used in an electric power station.
Also, switch gear.


Origin:
1900–05; switch + gear

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switchgear (ˈswɪtʃˌɡɪə)
 
n
electrical engineering any of several devices used for opening and closing electric circuits, esp those that pass high currents

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