Knife switch
Knife switch Knife switch (Elec.) A switch consisting of one or more knifelike pieces hinged at one end and making contact near the other with flat gripping springs. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • knife-switch — knifeˈ switch noun A switch in an electric circuit, in which the moving element consists of a flat blade that engages with fixed contacts • • • Main Entry: ↑knife …   Useful english dictionary

  • knife switch — n. an electrical switch in which the hinged, knifelike contact blade is pressed down between the contact clips …   English World dictionary

  • Knife switch — A knife switch is a type of switch used to control the flow of electricity in a circuit. It is comprised of a hinge which allows a metal lever, or knife, to be lifted from or inserted into a slot or jaw. The hinge and jaw are both fixed to an… …   Wikipedia

  • knife switch — noun : an electric switch in which contact is made by pushing one or more flat metal blades between the jaws of spring clips * * * Elect. a form of air switch in which a moving element, usually a hinged blade, is placed between two contact clips …   Useful english dictionary

  • knife switch — Elect. a form of air switch in which a moving element, usually a hinged blade, is placed between two contact clips. [1905 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • knife switch — /ˈnaɪf swɪtʃ/ (say nuyf swich) noun a form of air switch in which the moving element, usually a hinged blade, enters or embraces the contact clips …   Australian English dictionary

  • Switch — For other uses, see Switch (disambiguation). Electrical switches. Top, left to right: circuit breaker, mercury switch, wafer switch, DIP switch, surface mount switch, reed switch. Bottom, left to right: wall switch (U.S. style), miniature toggle… …   Wikipedia

  • switch blade knife — switch|blade «SWIHCH BLAYD», noun, or switch blade knife, a pocketknife with a blade that springs out at the push of a button or knob on the handle: »A large quantity of guns and switchblade knives were scooped up by police (Birmingham News) …   Useful english dictionary

  • switch|blade — «SWIHCH BLAYD», noun, or switch blade knife, a pocketknife with a blade that springs out at the push of a button or knob on the handle: »A large quantity of guns and switchblade knives were scooped up by police (Birmingham News) …   Useful english dictionary

  • switch — n. & v. n. 1 a device for making and breaking the connection in an electric circuit. 2 a a transfer, change over, or deviation. b an exchange. 3 a slender flexible shoot cut from a tree. 4 a light tapering rod. 5 US a device at the junction of… …   Useful english dictionary

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