Meaning of patch cord

patch' cord"

Pronunciation: [key]
— Teleph., Electronics. Teleph.,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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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