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- n. A switch used to control the flow of electricity in a circuit, consisting of a hinge which allows a metal lever, or knife, to be lifted from or inserted into a slot or jaw.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A switch consisting of one or more knifelike pieces hinged at one end and making contact near the other with flat gripping springs.
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