patch board


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patch board

or patch panel
n
1. (Electronics) a device with a large number of sockets into which electrical plugs can be inserted to form many different temporary circuits: used in telephone exchanges, computer systems, etc. Also called: plugboard
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Last year a Jack Russell cross called Patch boarded a train from Kildare and ended up in Pearse station.