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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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British Dictionary definitions for switch-gear

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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