Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In telegraphy, a peculiar key used in operating submarine cables, designed to prevent the prolongation and confusion of signals growing out of induction.

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Examples

  • Thomson in an ingenious 'curb-key' for sending signals automatically through a long cable; but although tried, it was not adopted.

    Heroes of the Telegraph

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