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patch cord

noun, Telephony, Electronics.
1.
a short cord with a plug at each end, or a plug at one end and a pair of clips at the other, used for temporarily connecting two pieces of equipment or signal paths.
Also, patchcord.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30
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