Definition of microswitch in US English:

microswitch

noun

  • An electric switch that can be operated rapidly by a small movement.

    • ‘Solder the wires to the button microswitches, and attach a small phone jack to the bottom of the footstool.’
    • ‘The participant pressed a microswitch to start the trial.’
    • ‘The microswitches detect any tampering and, if tampered, the system erases the secret keys and data.’
    • ‘Your common thief comes in, spots the brand new disk drive and goes for it, tripping the tiny microswitch underneath.’
    • ‘All microswitches and counters were controlled by a central power source connected to a digital timer set to turn on one hour after sunset and turn off one hour before sunrise.’
    • ‘The apparatus has two operational stimulus lights and three perches equipped with microswitches.’
    • ‘After all, it was probably just a stuck microswitch, no big deal.’
    • ‘Reverse is engaged by pulling on a special T-bar on the centre console that operates a microswitch.’
    • ‘He has used a chart recorder wired up to flaps with microswitches at 21 burrow entrances in a warren to record wombat activity.’
    • ‘Each chamber contained three perches (one back and two front perches) with microswitches under the crossbars that activated when the birds occupied the perches.’
    • ‘The pads, known as microswitches, are activated when the object's weight is removed.’
    • ‘The microswitch has eight selectable modes: High, medium and low brightness, fast, medium strobe, international SOS, and an auto shutoff mode that, when activated, will turn your Photon Fusion off in 60 seconds.’
    • ‘We've run string from one end of our milking parlor to the microswitches that control the electric motors on the other end that open and close the parlor's three doors.’

Pronunciation

microswitch

/ˈmīkrəˌswiCH/