from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A simple device, resembling a button in form, so arranged that pushing it closes an electric circuit, as of an electric bell; -- called also button.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See button, 4 .
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an electrical switch operated by pressing
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The lock, she saw, wasn’t simply a push button or latch but actually a key-entry-only doorknob, and the madman was now tucking the key comfortably into his pants pocket.