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.



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