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junction box

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noun Electricity.
  1. an enclosure that houses electric wires or cables that are joined together and protects the connections.
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Origin of junction box

First recorded in 1895–1900
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Examples from the Web for junction box

Historical Examples of junction box

  • Say, Tupper, I went over the junction-box in the alley back of the house.

    Whispering Wires

    Henry Leverage

  • Delaney has a set made by this trouble-hunter when he was at the junction-box.

    Whispering Wires

    Henry Leverage

  • He disconnected the library telephone wires at the junction-box in the alley.

    Whispering Wires

    Henry Leverage

  • But, Delaney, how could a man tap in on that junction-box and never leave prints in the snow?

    Whispering Wires

    Henry Leverage


British Dictionary definitions for junction box

junction box

noun
  1. an earthed enclosure within which wires or cables can be safely connected
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junction box in Science

junction box

[jŭngkshən]
  1. An enclosure within which electric circuits, such as the electrical wiring for different sections of a building, are connected to other circuits, such as outside power sources. Junction boxes are very common in telecommunications circuitry and are used to protect the connections and provide easy access to them.
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