a switch in which a projecting knob or arm, moving through a small arc, causes the contacts to open or close an electric circuit suddenly, as commonly used in most homes.
TAKE THIS QUIZ IF A DAZZLING VOCABULARY IS YOUR DESIDERATUM!
Question 1 of 7
What does “clement” mean?
Origin of toggle switch
First recorded in 1920–25
Words nearby toggle switch
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020
Example sentences from the Web for toggle switch
Swinging the light sharply against my leg, I struck the toggle-switch, and a beam of intense brilliancy shot through the gloom.
When she called he groggily opened one eye half way, and fumbled for the toggle-switch.Man of Many Minds|E. Everett Evans
British Dictionary definitions for toggle switch
an electric switch having a projecting lever that is manipulated in a particular way to open or close a circuit
a computer device that is used to turn a feature on or off
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012