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English definition of “switchboard”

switchboard

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈswɪtʃbɔːd/
COMMUNICATIONS, WORKPLACE a piece of equipment used to direct telephone calls to the right department or person in an organization: jam/man/ring the switchboard Viewers jammed the switchboard with complaints. She worked as a switchboard operator at a hotel.
(Definition of switchboard from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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