Plug board

plugboard

[pluhg-bawrd, -bohrd]
noun
1.
Electricity. an electric switchboard with plugs for telephones and the like.
2.
Also called control panel. Computers. a removable panel containing manually wired electrical terminals into which plugs or pins are inserted: formerly used to control operation of peripheral equipment, as a keyboard.

Origin:
1885–90; plug + board

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plugboard (ˈplʌɡˌbɔːd)
 
n
another name for patch board

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