knife switch

  1. a form of air switch in which a moving element, usually a hinged blade, is placed between two contact clips.

Origin of knife switch

First recorded in 1905–10

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British Dictionary definitions for knife switch

knife switch

  1. an electric switch in which a flat metal blade, hinged at one end, is pushed between fixed contacts

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