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"switchboard" in British English

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switchboardnoun [C]

uk   /ˈswɪtʃ.bɔːd/ us   /ˈswɪtʃ.bɔːrd/
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switchboardnoun [C]

us   /ˈswɪtʃˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/
a piece of equipment that is used to direct all the telephone calls esp. in an office or hotel
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"switchboard" in Business English

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switchboardnoun [C]

uk   /ˈswɪtʃbɔːd/ us  
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)
Translations of “switchboard”
in Arabic مَركَز خُطوط الهاتِف…
in Korean 배전반, 교환대…
in Portuguese mesa telefônica…
in Catalan centraleta…
in Japanese (電話の)交換台…
in Chinese (Simplified) 电话总机,电话交换台…
in Turkish telefon santralı…
in Russian коммутатор…
in Chinese (Traditional) 電話總機,電話交換台…
in Italian centralino…
in Polish centrala…
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