Origin of push-button
Definition for push-button (2 of 2)
Origin of push button
Examples from the Web for push-button
Hypersonic drones, like the drones before them, are the latest innovation in push-button warfare.
A push-button and an electric bell make it possible for him to call the observers whenever desired.
These switches should preferably be of the push-button type rather than of the snap-switch type.Fowler's Household Helps|A. L. Fowler
Automatic burners are used when it is desired to light gas at a distance from the push-button.Things a Boy Should Know About Electricity|Thomas M. (Thomas Matthew) St. John
British Dictionary definitions for push-button
- operated by a push buttona push-button radio
- initiated as simply as by pressing a buttonpush-button warfare
Word Origin and History for push-button
"characterized by the use of push-buttons," 1945, originally of military systems, earlier "operated by push-buttons" (1903), from push-button (n.), 1865, from push (v.) + button (n.). Earlier was press-button (1892), from the noun (1879).