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patch board[′pach ‚bȯrd]
A board or panel having a number of jacks at which circuits are terminated; patch cords are plugged into the jacks to connect various circuits temporarily as required in broadcast, communication, and computer work.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
patch board, patch panel
A board or panel where electric circuits are terminated with jacks and plugs, and where they may be interconnected temporarily by means of a cord called a “patch cord.”
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.