Pronunciation: (plug'bôrd", -bōrd"), [key]
1. Elect.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.
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