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Meaning of switchboard

switch•board

Pronunciation: (swich'bôrd", -bōrd"), [key]
— n. Elect.
  1. a structural unit on which are mounted switches and instruments necessary to complete telephone circuits manually.
  2. Also calleda panel of switches, dimmers, etc., for controlling the lighting on a stage or in an auditorium.
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