Meaning of plugboard

plug•board

Pronunciation: (plug'bôrd", -bōrd"), [key]
— n.
  1. an electric switchboard with plugs for telephones and the like.
  2. Also calleda 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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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