toggle switch: Meaning and Definition of

tog'gle switch"

Pronunciation: [key]
— Elect. Elect.
  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.
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