Definition of switchgear in English:

switchgear

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

noun

1Switching equipment used in the transmission of electricity.
More example sentences
  • 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.
More example sentences
  • 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.

Definition of switchgear in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day internecine
Pronunciation: ˌɪntəˈniːsʌɪn
adjective
destructive to both sides in a conflict