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control panel

noun
2.
Computers.
  1. the portion of a computer console that contains manual controls for regulating computer operations.
  2. plugboard (def 2).
Origin of control panel
1920-1925
1920-1925
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  • His eyes caressed the gleaming furnishings of the control panel.

    Starman's Quest Robert Silverberg
  • He raced back to the control panel, snapped a glance at the speed dial.

    Empire Clifford Donald Simak
  • Hoppy Davery pressed a button in the control panel on his divan, and the voices fell silent.

    Star Performer Robert J. Shea
  • There are similar markings on the control panel, Dickson said into the silence.

    The Sex Life of the Gods Michael Knerr
  • At the control panel, Coxine was bawling orders to his crew.

  • Effra's fingers moved like lightning over the control panel.

    Sinister Paradise Robert Moore Williams
  • Tom sat in front of the control panel, his eyes sweeping the gauges and dials and at last fixing on the master acceleration lever.

  • He turned to Lockhart who was at the control panel with Oberfield.

    The Secret of the Ninth Planet Donald Allen Wollheim
  • The big man was standing with face averted, hands clutching the rail of the control panel desperately.

    Wanderer of Infinity Harl Vincent
  • Tiger Martin took off his earphones and set them carefully on the control panel.

    Star Surgeon Alan Nourse

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