- operated by or as if by push buttons: push-button tuning.
- using complex, automated weapons, as long-range missiles, that require only simple initial steps to put them into action: push-button warfare.
Origin of push-button
- a device designed to close or open an electric circuit when a button or knob is depressed, and to return to a normal position when it is released.
- the button or knob depressed.
Origin of push button
Examples from the Web for push-button
Contemporary Examples of push-button
Hypersonic drones, like the drones before them, are the latest innovation in push-button warfare.Death at Five Times the Speed of Sound
June 23, 2014
Historical Examples of push-button
Mr. Garwell touched a push-button on his desk, and a clerk appeared.From Farm to Fortune
Horatio Alger Jr.
Give the location of the electric bell, the electric generator and the push-button.Physics
Willis Eugene Tower
"Just you wait until I call the porter," said Roger, and touched the push-button.Dave Porter in the South Seas
"I see you have," Cappy cut in blandly, and pressed the push-button on his desk.The Go-Getter
Peter B. Kyne
He sighed resignedly and pressed the push-button on his desk.The Valley of the Giants
Peter B. Kyne
- an electrical switch operated by pressing a button, which closes or opens a circuit
- push-button (modifier)
- operated by a push buttona push-button radio
- initiated as simply as by pressing a buttonpush-button warfare