Definition of switchgear in English:


Syllabification: switch·gear
Pronunciation: /ˈswiCHˌgi(ə)r


  • 1Switching equipment used in the transmission of electricity.
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    • The business takes the company's 10 engineers on work all over the world, often for months at a time, carrying out modifications, testing, installation and commissioning of medium to high voltage switchgear.
    • Currently, 45 Iraqi electricians working extended shifts are preparing the necessary power cables for the first new turbine and installing low and medium voltage switchgear.
    • A portion of that Power House is still standing, which contains historical switchgear and transformers.
  • 2The switches or electrical controls in a motor vehicle.
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    • Like Skodas, Seats use engines, transmissions, chassis and switchgear that are VW in all but name.
    • From the outside it is an incarnation of the Volkswagen Passat and of the same high quality, and inside it has the air-conditioning and switchgear of the Audi and Volkswagen, but Skoda's version is much cheaper
    • There is a plusher cabin interior and new console and switchgear, making the WRX series, public road-going versions of the acclaimed world rally car, a car to lust after.

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