Toggle-switch meaning

A switch that uses a toggle joint with a spring to open or close an electric circuit as an attached lever is pushed through a small arc.
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A switch consisting of a projecting lever moved back and forth through a small arc to open and close an electric circuit.
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A device that opens and closes an electric circuit. It uses a lever that is moved up and down; a light switch on the wall being a common example. Early computers, especially mainframes, often had many rows of toggle switches on their consoles, making them look very formidable. See toggle.
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A switch, usually with two positions, actuated by moving a small lever ; an on/off switch.
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Origin of toggle-switch

  • From the similarity of the control lever in early designs to a toggle

    From Wiktionary