switchboard noun definition in Communication devices topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


 noun: Communication devices topic
the central part of a telephone system used by a company, etc., where telephone calls are answered and put through (= connected) to the appropriate person or department; the people who work this equipment a switchboard operator Call the switchboard and ask for extension 410. Hundreds of fans jammed the switchboard for over an hour. The BBC switchboard was jammed with furious calls. the girl on the switchboard

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