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instrument panel

noun
1.
Also called instrument board. a panel on which are mounted an array of dials, lights, and gauges that monitor the performance of a machine or device, as an airplane.
2.
Automotive. dashboard (def 1).
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35
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instrument panel

noun
1.
a panel on which instruments are mounted, as on a car See also dashboard
2.
an array of instruments, gauges, etc, mounted to display the condition or performance of a machine or process
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