AskDefine | Define switchboard

Dictionary Definition

switchboard n : telephone central where circuits are completed with patchcords [syn: patchboard, plugboard]

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Noun

  1. The electronic panel that is used to direct telephone calls to the desired recipient

Extensive Definition

The term switchboard, when used by itself, may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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