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switchboardnoun [C]

uk   /ˈswɪtʃ.bɔːd/  us   /-bɔːrd/
a piece of equipment that is used to direct all the phone calls made to and from a particular building or area: Tearful fans jammed the radio station's switchboard after the singer's death (= so many people called that all the phones were busy).
Translations of “switchboard”
in Korean 배전반, 교환대…
in Arabic مَركَز خُطوط الهاتِف…
in Portuguese mesa telefônica…
in Catalan centraleta…
in Japanese (電話の)交換台…
in Italian centralino…
in Chinese (Traditional) 電話總機,電話交換台…
in Russian коммутатор…
in Turkish telefon santralı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 电话总机,电话交换台…
in Polish centrala…
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