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toggle switch

noun, Electricity
1.
a switch in which a projecting knob or arm, moving through a small arc, causes the contacts to open or close an electric circuit suddenly, as commonly used in most homes.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25
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Examples from the web for toggle switch
  • The crisis has now turned the toggle switch, because risk perception among investors has changed.
  • When instructed, you activate that new frequency by pushing one toggle switch.
  • Spot walks into a toggle switch, turning on a pair of toy trains.
  • At that instant, she pressed a toggle switch on her belt, killing twenty-eight people.
  • He squeezed the toggle switch that released the bombs.
  • Other than the on-off toggle switch, there are no real buttons or strings.
  • If returning, check stroke again to make sure it is still aligned using toggle switch.
  • It was later determined that the engine had been turned on and off by the use of a toggle switch.
  • The toggle switch is to be mounted and labeled at the same location where other light controls are mounted.
  • The speed brakes were operated by a throttle mounted thumb toggle switch.
British Dictionary definitions for toggle switch

toggle switch

noun
1.
an electric switch having a projecting lever that is manipulated in a particular way to open or close a circuit
2.
a computer device that is used to turn a feature on or off
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