switchgear

or switch gear

[swich-geer]

noun Electricity.

switching equipment used in an electric power station.

Nearby words

  1. switchblade,
  2. switchboard,
  3. switched-on,
  4. switched-star,
  5. switcheroo,
  6. switchgirl,
  7. switching site,
  8. switchman,
  9. switchover,
  10. switchyard

Origin of switchgear

First recorded in 1900–05; switch + gear

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British Dictionary definitions for switchgear

switchgear

noun

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