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Switchboard   /swˈɪtʃbˌɔrd/   Listen

Telephone central where circuits are completed with patchcords.  Synonyms: patchboard, plugboard.

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"Switchboard" Quotes from Famous Books

... vicinity of the accident Rad had got to the switchboard. The electricity was shut out of the ...
— Tom Swift and his Electric Locomotive - or, Two Miles a Minute on the Rails • Victor Appleton

... office, and unless the person calling asked for Mr. Morrison, senior, the switchboard operator gave them Mr. Morrison, junior. That was Dick, who was ...
— Brother and Sister • Josephine Lawrence

... headquarters that night by a route apparently as popular to German artillery as was the one we used in the forenoon, we found a telephone switchboard in full operation in the sub-cellar, and mess headquarters established in a clean kitchen above the ground. Food was served in the kitchen and we noticed that one door had suffered some damage which had caused it to be boarded up and that the plaster ceiling ...
— "And they thought we wouldn't fight" • Floyd Gibbons

... mean, 'my telephone is out of order'?" Rebener glanced up sharply. "I used it not twenty minutes ago." And going into the adjoining room he tried to speak to the floor switchboard. ...
— L. P. M. - The End of the Great War • J. Stewart Barney

Words linked to "Switchboard" :   plugboard, switchboard operator, phone system, telephone exchange, central, telephone system, patchboard, exchange

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