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switchgear

or switch gear

[ swich-geer ]
/ ˈswɪtʃˌgɪər /
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noun Electricity.

switching equipment used in an electric power station.

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Origin of switchgear

First recorded in 1900–05; switch + gear
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British Dictionary definitions for switchgear

switchgear
/ (ˈswɪtʃˌɡɪə) /

noun

electrical engineering any of several devices used for opening and closing electric circuits, esp those that pass high currents
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